Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Up and Running. Hello!! I'm BACK!

 I finished my alpaca hat for Fireman this weekend.
He loves it.  It snowed a bit last night so he wore his hat today to shovel.  
I ended it felting it a bit so it would fit perfectly. 
I have great felting luck, I always have. 
I hope this keeps him warm for many years. 
The alpaca was special as it was from the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  I looked at all the vendors before I choose this supersoft and barely processed fiber. 
As I said in a photo less post earlier this week, I doubled the yarn strands to get a good weight.  

This is my Superbowl hat. 
My winning yarn from the Pine Ridge raffle was some of this Knitpicks Bare that the donor dyed. 
I simply cast on 60 with the yarn held doubled. 
Ribbed for an inch. 
Then I did an increase row and knit a few rows. Then 
I did a second increase row, (knit 5 Make One) 
and knit straight for a bit. 
Then I started hat decreases using SSK because K2Tog hurts when I am using cotton or doubled yarn.  
I love it. 

It is a gift for my friend's daughter who is having chemotherapy.
I hope Becca loves it. 

It is so beyond good to have a working computer at my fingertips.

Thanks for bearing with me while I waited for it. 
I'm off to leave you long comments now....


Anonymous said...

Fireman's hat looks sooooo soft and warm. I'm sure he really appreciated it while he was outside. :-)

Donna Boucher said...

Love that cozy gray felted hat!!!

Araignee said...

Welcome back. I missed your photos. Both hats are divine! I can feel the fuzzy all the way from here on the alpaca.

Tired Teacher said...

Double stranded and slightly felted would keep the wind from cutting through the stitches. It looks comfy.

Mereknits said...

You are the best for making that hat for your friends daughter. she is going to love it.

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm glad you have your computer back.. what kind is it and what happened to it? I love both of the hats. Especially the alpaca.. I *love* alpaca. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Woooooooooooooooooo - photos!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Nice hats! That's a really good idea to partialy felt it.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Kathy,

It's good to have you back! Your hats are both lovely and are sure to keep the recipients warm!

Take care,

Ingrid xx

karen said...

love his hat and love the hat you whipped, yes whipped up during a game. I would be lost without my computer....

Katherine said...

Both hats are super!! So glad you have your computer back. I am a not-so-nice-person when I'm having computer problems. It's a case of "someone get Dr. Computer before Mr. Hyde shows up."

Amy at love made my home said...

A pair of great hats! xx

Judy S. said...

Love the hats! The red hat is so cheerful and just what the doctor ordered! I'm sure she will love it. I just gave a hat to a friend today, and she talked of being cold as her hair thins, so I'm sure a hat in Chicago is even more crucial! Hugs to you; so glad you're back in action!

Linda said...

Very nice!

Stefanie said...

The felting came out just right. The chemo hat will be embraced with a smile at the loving thought you put into it. Thank you for sharing all that you've been reading!

elns said...

Alpaca hats are great! soft, warm, light! all the perfect things for outdoor activities :) The other hat is very pretty as well. Your kindness is tangible.

Delighted Hands said...

Hooray for hat success. Both are beauties!

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