Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hats Off

Last weekend I was in a little hat knitting frenzy. Look what I got from less than 2 days of knitting.

Virtue
Pattern Source: Rowan It's A tape Thing
Yarn: 2 skeins of Rowan Cotton tape
Needle: 8mm Addi circular and 6mm crochet hook


Stripy Beret
Pattern Source: July Simply Knitting
Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton DK
Needle: 6mm straight bamboo

You might be able to tell that I'm feeling a little cutesy here ;)
If I'm counting, I think my most knitted item is hat. I've got at least 6 now, but I rarely wear them. My head will usually feel really damp with hats on, not to mention helmet hair.

Anyway, I've been practising some sewing with my school's old sewing machine lately! After a little cosmetic bag and a pencil case, both snapped by my friends before I have a chance taking picture of them, I made this little tote yesterday.

It turns out smaller than expected, but I'm still so proud of myself! It happens to be the perfect size for my so called "schooling". I'm warning of another possible addiction here, my fabric stash is growing at a very alarming rate, most of them are pretty cotton from Liberty Tana Lawn line. Guess what, I even bought some Simplicity pattern, 4170 and 4129. Am I being over ambitious here? I'm still pretty much an idiot about sewing, so I got these two books to help me out. Can you tell I can't wait to go home to my lovely sewing machine?

4 comments:

Rina said...

Your tote looks good! Better than my first machine-sewed tote. I used it mostly for holding yarns and knitting scarfs.

Your hats look cute!

nona said...

You had a very busy weekend -- great hats!

Vanessa said...

I love knitting hats. They're fast and give instant gratifications. But too bad I just can't wear them, look so hideos...

I can see you're really get the hang of fabric shopping. You better remember to haul that sewing machine back here :) Great tote!

opportunityknits said...

The striped beret looks so cute on you & the bag is wow. Can't imagine it's your first bag! Go for the sewing patterns, nothing like jumping in and learning. I'm sure you'll do fine.