Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yarn Along: Fini's New Hat and Game of Thrones


This week we went on a four hour (one way) road trip to visit family, which gave me loads of time to knit.  I had bought this wonderful Malebrigo Rios yarn in a beautiful colorway that Eamon picked out, with the sole purpose of making the boys new hats for this winter.  And then I forgot my pattern.

So, I spent a good amount of time working on a hat--getting nearly to the decreases--before I realized it was going to be too small.  So, I frogged that one, then re-cast on at a good size for Fini.  It's a good thing I have made so many hats, as I was able to whip this one out from memory.


After taking Anna's Finishing Details class at Sewing Summit, I've been thinking more about the little details on the items I make.  And, I needed a way for the boys to tell their hats apart, once I've finished Eamon's.  So, I hand-sewed a little bit of fun squirrel ribbon on it.  I think it makes it super special.

In keeping with the Yarn Along theme, I'm currently reading the third book in the Game of Thrones series, A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin.  I'm loving the series, but for some reason I'm finding this particular book a tedious read.  I think the issue more our daily life--the terrible twos, family falling ill, my personal health issues--than the actual book though.

7 comments:

Lori ann said...

that is a great idea with the ribbon, what a little sweetie you have too! cute hat :)

Jessie Keating said...

Thank you!

Angela said...

The ribbon makes such a cute accent. Great idea!

Mistea said...

Cute hat on your gorgeous model.
Great colours.

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

The hat is adorable! I'm very impressed that you could redo it from memory.

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Jessie Keating said...

Thank you everyone! I really like this hat! Finished Eamon's today too; will blog it soon!

Michaelanne said...

SO CUTE!!! Looks alot like the hat I made for Zach:) He looks very happy:)