Friday, November 26, 2010

hat for ella finished! & thanksgiving

i finished this hat for our friend ella a few days ago, but then our computer crashed for a few days, so i couldn't post pictures of it until just now. i'm happy with the way it turned out, and i hope she is too! :)

next it's on to her little brother everett's hat. i have been searching for a good rust colored yarn, something textured or variated in color just a bit. haven't found what i'm looking for, so might substitute with the same orange that i used here in ella's hat.

it was our first thanksgiving in our new home state of WA, & it was a great one! we had snow still on the ground from a few days prior, and since i grew up in the mid-west, snow always makes it feel like the holidays to me. the only downside was that it started to warm up enough for freezing rain, and we couldn't go down to kirkland (about an hour south) to our friend's house for thanksgiving dessert. but we did have a nice cozy meal with our quorn roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, hawaiian rolls and spiced cider! apple & pumpkin pies for dessert.

as we get into the holiday season i am really looking forward to getting the decorations out & even more so to the decorations the kids will make. they did such a great job with what they came up with at halloween. all i have to do is make sure they have the paper colors & colored pencils they need, & the rest they come up with on their own. they have tons of fun & encourage each other & could sit at the table for hours creating happily.

tonight i found a small folded note that our 9 year old had made & delivered to our 5 year old. it said inside; "Amalie's Mission. Capture Bulldog Trash Basket. Supplies: cage, wire, rope/yarn, bone, chew toy, fake fingers." i laughed so hard when i read it, & wanted to ask why the fake fingers were necessary, but since it was labeled "top secret", i didn't want to let them know i had seen it! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

this week's outlook ...

here is my sweet baby modeling the rainbow hat (crocheted). for kids hats i love working with the super fuzzy synthetic yarns, they are SO soft & almost furry looking. :) this particular green is very bright but i think it works!

this week i am working on using more earthy tones, as well as adding a new design. fuzzy also, but knit. can be made for adults or children. it's a pattern i've never tried before, so we shall see how it turns out!

also this week i will be making hats for our friends ella & everett. for ella something that combines purple, orange, turquoise & lime green; for everett something in earth tones brown, rust & green. i'm very excited to get started on these, but first i have to make a run to the yarn shop! i don't quite have the exact colors i want. i plan on driving up to bellingham to check out 2 of their yarn shops.