Monday, January 7, 2013

solstice hat

I have  a friend in New England who does not like the early darkness of winter. Every year I make her something to commemorate the winter solstice, when the days start lengthening again. Here is this year's offering:

This is an emergency cell phone shot, taken just before the hat went in the mail. I will remember the tissue paper background trick!

Pattern: Button-Down Alpaca-Wool Hat, designed by Cheryl Oberle;  in Durant J (ed): Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders
Yarn:  Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Buttons:  Danforth Pewter 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hats off to 2013

This was supposed to be our traditional New Year’s Day post, but my Internet provider was having some problems . . .

This year’s official Two Left Feet project is to knit a hat a month (plus one, to make 13 in ’13) for Hats for the Homeless  in New York. Pat and I have knit for them before; we decided to make it official this year. We really like what they do.

In 2013, we intend to post a little more often. We’ll never be like those every-single-day bloggers, but expect to hear from us more often – maybe even once a week! And here’s hoping this shiny new year treats everyone a whole lot better than last year did.