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Monday, July 25, 2011

THE PUZZLE OF A SUMMER HAT

For Midweek Blues
For Watery Wednesday


I'M BACK, BLOGGIE FRIENDS! Typing with one hand, and in the other an ice pack for nose and mouth, as I made a weir fall at the end or my vacation. 





Have not abandoned knitting yet,
but I've had little time for it lately.
Never thought I would make a summer hat, 
but couldn't resist this one.
Especially because it would be made with sock yarn.
Thought I could get away with some sock yarn I already had.
Apparently not all sock yarns are made the same:)
Discovered that only self-striping yarn would make this pattern. In my search for it, I found the same yarn -oh joy!













Ah, now I can finally have a drink of water, and just knit.Yep, the water is still in it (looking inside my glass, you see the water as the white half circle)


I only forgot I "don't do" instructions as they are written. 





After I knitted the first inch, I was not satisfied 
with how it looked on me. 
Since it's summer, I also needed a little shade from this hat, so what's easier than a ruffle?




This is not just the  ruffle.This ruffle is on my beveled glass table 
(you can see that  my foot is on the floor, inside the ruffle), 
and reflections  the objects make on the floor. This pic is like the puzzle I had with the hat I'm making. At the end it was worth it.



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15 comments:

Stephanie V said...

That turned out really well! I love how the colors swoop around the ruffle - like a kaleidoscope. And look at all the fun - and science - you've had while creating it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It sounds to me as though you made some very clever alterations to the pattern - the result is certainly good.

Nora said...

Hi Jeanette, are you in Southern California suffering from a heatwave too? Nice hat you knitted. You do it so well.

Clytie said...

What a gorgeous hat! The colors are perfect for light summer wear too. I tried knitting once ... I could make squares. Sort of. Since I too have issues with instructions, nothing ever came out the way it was supposed to. Sigh. Oh well, I have other talents (thank goodness!)

I hope you have a wonderful week, Jeannette, and that you get to wear your gorgeous hat somewhere fun!!!

matthew houskeeper said...

Nice Jeannette!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your talent is never-ending!!

NitWit1 said...

Knitting I never learned but did enjoy crochet and embroidery until carpal tunnel syndrome set in.

The hat is beautiful and so useful too.

jeannette said...

Stephanie,
I can tell you like knitting just for the fun of it!!

Weaver,
It just looks more complicated, because there are so many colors:):)

Irene,
It depends on where I am -where I live is always cooler cause it's close to the coast. But on some places it's definitely hot!

Clytie,
If we all would have the same talents, wouldn't it be boring? And you DO definitely have some talents!


Matthew,
Thanks, friend!How are you?

Sallie,
I just had a lot of years to develop them:)

Nitwit1,
Thank you!
Oh sorry, it must have been too painful to continue.

Luna Miranda said...

so sorry to hear about your fall...i hope you're feeling better now, especially after knitting this gorgeous hat! i love the colors, it's perfect!

read your post below. India is also in my bucket list...still saving for it, though.:p i read that your daughter traveled to the Philippines, too. i hope she had a great trip here.

Rebecca said...

I like it much better your way! :)

Dianne said...

that's a beautiful hat :)

hope your bruises heal quickly
be careful out there

Kim, USA said...

I so love to learn how to knit seems like knitting don't love me ^_^ Hope you are okey now! ^_^

Watery Wednesday

jeannette said...

Luna Miranda,
Thanks -at least I can brush my teeth now, lol!
My daughter had a great time there and bought perfect souvenirs back for her sibs and parents! The little purse made from rope is one of my favorites!

Rebecca,
Thank you -I do too:):)

Diana,
Thank you Diana! The funny thing is that it happened in the cabin, tripping over one of the legs of a chair!

Kim,
In the beginning it may be hard -it helps to go to a store where they also have a knitting club. I learned it in first grade, so the teacher was always available.
Thanks for asking. Yesterday I managed to brush my teeth, x-rays are taken so now it has to heal further.

NatureFootstep said...

hope your healing goes quickly. :)

jeannette said...

Naturefootstep,
Thank you! I hope so too:)