Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Can you spot the yarn in this picture?

There must be over 60 skeins of vintage yarn stuffed inside the ottoman. My dear sister is a genius at finding yarn for me in thrift shops. The last time she brought some over in a square plastic blanket bag. Just the perfect size for an ottoman. It was simple idea really to knit a cover for it. Knit from bulky acrylic yarn, it's a perfect and practical way to disguise my stash. Yarn covering yarn.

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Hats

I've been on a hat knitting binge. They're fast and easy. Each one using up a skein of yarn from my stash. I didn't have anyone in mind to knit them for, I just knit them because I wanted to try out the patterns (all free patterns ). Starting clockwise from the upper left is a basic beanie. From a pattern called turn a square - the stripes make a square pattern on the crown. It's knit of Wool-Ease, a washable acrylic blend and it turned out big, which is OK. The white hat on the upper right is called Sisters Hat. I used washable wool for this one. I fits my 21" head a little snug. The earflap hat pattern is named Thorpe. Knit from Bernat chunky acrylic. I really like how it turned out, but I knit the small size, so it's for a child. The blue hat, also knit from Wool-Ease has a trellis pattern made of small cables and the ribbing makes it stretchy. It's pattern is called Claudia. So - friends and family, you may find a hat in your stocking this holiday!