One of the items on my Q1 2016 FAL list was another Iced Hat for Mam and at the start of the quarter, it looked like this:
In December, I made two of these as Christmas presents (one for Mam (right), one for my sister-in-law (left)) and they were well received (but not well blogged, oops!), but Mam decided she'd like her next one to have a longer brim so that the lazy wind couldn't get up the gap between her ear lobes and the hat!
I knew I'd have plenty of yarn as I had plenty left when knitting these two hats and, although I used different yarn this time, I had about the same yardage and only needed to add an extra twenty-two rounds of rib.
I'm afraid there's a staggering lack of in-progress photos for this project as it knitted up within a week and not once did I have my camera near me when I was knitting! Even losing my cable needle didn't slow me down as I had a spare. (I lost the cable needle before I started using it - it wasn't in the bag with all the other needles I needed for this project and neither was it in my needle roll where it usually lives. Unusually, buying a new one didn't bring the old one dancing through the door so I'm blaming The Borrowers...)
So, without further ado, here's the third Iced Hat, with added brim:
We've had a bit of sunshine this week and Archie and I grabbed the opportunity and went into the garden for a bit:
|Hang on a moment, I'll do my best knitting pattern pose.|
|There, that was worth waiting for, wasn't it? This is my 'gazing wistfully into the distance' pose - it's quite sought after, I can assure you.|
Thanks for popping in!
P.S. If you're making/have made a quilt for Siblings Together this year then please take a photo of the finished quilt and link it up to their linky party for 2016 before sending it to the charity's headquarters (and then put your linky number on the parcel so the charity can help Nicky and Maria keep track of which quilts have arrived). The target is for 100 quilts for this year's camps, please help if you can! The blog is full of ideas and information about the quilt drive. If that doesn't inspire you, then Sarah has blogged a series of scrap box block tutorials which would be perfect for a Siblings Together quilt. Why not organise a sewing day with a few friends (and some cake, naturally) and make a group quilt for donation? Or see if your local quilt shop/quilt group would be able to help?