Friday, April 10, 2015

Tweedy Topper

I've caught yet another cold, but I did manage to take pictures of my hat just before wearing it out the door on Tuesday so I do have something to show y'all this week. I also did some more work on Batik Cascade and Mask of Colors 1 but didn't get any pictures. We'll see what next week brings.

So here's my finished Tweedy Topper designed by Susan Z. Douglas. In addition to leaving off the band, I also left off some slip stitch crochet that I couldn't see any purpose for.




In these photos it looks like something Johnny Depp would wear in a Tim Burton movie, but it actually looks like the classic bucket shape when it's on my head.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade, Tweedy Topper

Knitting:

Since the brim on my other sunhat is too floppy to be of any use on windy days, I've started knitting a new one. It's a bucket-shaped hat called Tweedy Toppers designed by Susan Z. Douglas (whom I can't find online). It's supposed to have a contrasting-colored band just above the brim, but it looks like the person who knit the one at the link made the same decision I did, i.e. to leave the band off. I'm using leftover cotton yarn to knit it, so I'm having to do some color blocking: blue/purple for the brim, green/purple for the side of the crown, and blue/green for the top of the crown.



I've learned a lesson on this one: change the length of your circular needle if feels like the recommended length is wrong. Not only did I have great difficulty knitting the brim with far too many stitches jammed onto the 16" needle called for in the pattern, but I actually broke my needle! Things were much easier after I switched to a 24" needle.

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs. I've just started the outermost round of squares.




Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.





Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade, Da Capo

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.



Blackwork:

Finally, I did some more work on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade, Da Capo

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.



Cross Stitch:

I finished the first couple of rows on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.



Blackwork:

Finally, I did some more work on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.