Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Something Finished

It's been a while since I showed you guys anything I've made, huh? I suppose that might be due to the fact that I haven't made much. OK, fine. I made almost nothing all summer long. But I did whip up a birthday present for a friend of mine who lives up in more northerly parts of the country. She knows I made her something, but she doesn't know what it is, and I guess she will after she reads this post. I thought about waiting until I've sent it to post pictures, but I am terrible about getting to the post office, so I got impatient.
Here's a hat, based on one that Emma Watson wore as Hermione in The Half Blood Prince (Harry Potter) movie - this pattern is named Hermione's Cable & Eyelet Hat. I actually knitted on it while we stood in line to see the movie. For this particular friend, that will mean a lot.





In the movie, the hat is gray (or grey? I never know which spelling to use!), but the kids were with me and we all agreed that this blue color was the way to go for our version of the hat.





Here's a close-up of that yummy yarn. It's Malabrigo wool, which is delicious to look at and to knit with. The colors are just so rich.

It didn't take me long to knit up a coffee cup cozy or two out of the leftovers. I just had to keep knitting with it!

There won't be much knitting or sewing going on this fall, I'm afraid. But I am working on a little blog that will be solely my spot for posting about stuff I make. I hope it'll be ready to go soon, but that will largely depend on how much HTML I can learn by Googling and how long it takes me to learn how to make it look like what's in my head. I suspect that could take some time...

Daily Bliss: plowing through my to-do list
Wake-Up Playlist: Chopin, Valse Brilliante (Opus 34, No. 1)

8 comments:

Amy said...

What a fantastic hat! I love it.

So I see your wake-up playlist has changed genres since piano lessons- very cool. That's one of the things I miss most about college- all the good music. That and sitting around talking to cool people all the time. Sigh.

Mary said...

That is a very nice hat. I like it a lot. Great choice of color too. It's just perfect.

I get so intimidated by the whole HTML thing. I'm grateful that Kris can handle that stuff but time is often a factor for him.

Christy said...

Amy - that's completely what happened. I'm working on that piece and I'm working on it really hard, so it's in my head an awful lot!

Mary - I'm glad that I'm not the only one intimidated by it :) But I have no experience with it either. I just know I won't be able to get my blog to do what I want it to do unless I pay someone (which is *so* not happening) or figure out how to do it myself! And that might not go well. We'll see.

mindy said...

hooray! that hat looks great...love it, love it.

Jessica said...

Love the color of the hat, it looks great!

60ish and Glad said...

The hat is beautiful on YOU with your beautiful blue eyes and your beautiful inviting smile and your darling determined chin and your most intellectual and German nose. I love it. On you. Mom

claibornes corner said...

I love that hat - of course, I can't "cable" at all - still trying to knit in the round - my stitches keep getting twisted no matter how careful I am....

Lisa said...

Great hat! nice cables and I like the blue, very pretty!

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