Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Persistence Pays Off

So, a few posts ago I vaguely mentioned I was having trouble knitting with 5 needles. Well, I persisted and the beanie is complete.

I got the pattern from Ravelry, it's the 'Lyon Hat' by Veronica O'Neil that features removable ear flaps. It's a tiny bit big, but this hopefully means it will last two winters.

I did eventually stop stabbing my fingers with the needles and figure out a method that I was comfortable with, literally. And once I had re-started twice, the beanie knit itself quite quickly. Making pom poms was as fun as I remember it being, but it's hard to make two exactly the same size, it was beyond me and one of my new catch phrases is 'it's hand made, there's supposed to be flaws.' We'll see how far that gets me.


All in all, I'm pretty happy with the final product. I'm thrilled that he put the hat on and wore it for a while, happy to have stuck with it and got the hang of the needles, glad it was a pretty quick project, glad that I learned some new things.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Strange flowers day

My Franklin bought me the strangest flowers he could find today. They're quite weird but a great colour!

Thanks P! Love ya!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two worthwhile things I found today

Both thanks to ThreeThousand's 'Hot and Not' lists from this week:

1. Click to make some music. This sounds pretty and is addictive. If you're into layering sounds or Math Rock this will be fun for you. If you like pretty random sounds this is also for you. If you have no musical talent but would like to make music this is for you.

2. How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me) - advice for writers and artists. Short, snappy and full of pictograms for designers like me who prefer to digest teaching/advice through imagery.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Why would people knit like this?

Am I doing this wrong? The needles keep poking me! My first time knitting with a set of 5 needles and I'm finding it's quite awkward..

I will persist.

Monday, April 11, 2011

'Tis the season again

The weather has started changing. My bonsai are turning their leaves orange and yellow. This means that it's basically knitting time of year. What do you think the below is going to be?

I've heard several theories, BaSiL, but it's actually going to be a beanie - the picture is of the removable earflaps in progress. Fun!

Friday, April 08, 2011


Picasso knows what he is talking about.