Monday, July 16, 2012

Welcome to Hat City

It seems like I've knit a lot of hats in the last year.  Most of them have been cranked out in only 1 or 2 days.  Because sometimes you have a lot of slow projects on the needles and just need a little instant gratification.

About 2 years ago I knit the wildly popular o w l s sweater by Kate Davies.  I had a few balls of yarn left over, so I decided to make a quick hat for my baby sister.  Since she adores owls, I used the owl cable pattern on the hat.  Since RYC Cashsoft Chunky is a bulky yarn and I am a loose knitter I knit the hat over 60 stitches (6 repeats of the owl pattern), which was just a smidge shy of what I should have.  All the same, my sister has happily worn it for over a year now.

Is anyone else terrible about giving knitted items away and then realizing "D'oh, I forgot to take a picture for the blog/Ravelry?"  Seriously, I'm awful!  Thanks for the photo, Mom & Baby Sis!

1 comment:

NorthLight Fibers said...

Hi Kristen,

First off, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog! This cream had is adorable, especially with the buttons!

I wanted to ask if you'd be interested in writing a post about North Light Fibers or doing a review of our yarn. We're a small mill on Block Island that produces different blended yarns from exotic fibers such as alpaca, yak, bamboo, camel, and soy silk. We're surrounded by alpacas, camels, yaks and other exotic friends (our mill is right in the middle of the animal farm) and we have a great store where we sell our yarns, needle felting kits, felted soaps, alpaca socks and other goods that are hand made, hand woven, and hand knit.

Would you be interested in doing a post about North Light Fibers? We can send you some additional information about us (literature material), or if you'd like, we can also send you some free samples for review. Just let me know what you'd be interested in with an email to

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you!
Nancy, North Light Fibers