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November 26, 2007

Monday, Monday

Where do the weekends go?

I have another finished project! Flicker is finished!

I knit it almost twice, but I'm pretty happy with it. Bathroom mirror shots coming up.

The hat was purchased as a kit from Kim Hargreaves, here. It wasn't a difficult pattern, I just can't seem to learn to swatch.

I used 3.5mm needles in the end, the yarn is Rowan Wool Cotton in "Misty". This is the first time I've used Wool Cotton, but I think I'll be using it again, it's a really nice yarn. Not at all stiff like some cottons, it feels much more like wool. It stood up to the frogging very well indeed.
And here's what was supposed to be a shot of the back of the hat. Not an easy picture to take!

I'm not usually a hat wearer, but I'll wear this one.

I also finished the top secret project, but I can't show you that one just yet. And I started another secret one!

I also started a new scarf for Em. Just because she doesn't wear any of the others that I've knit for her. I'm a sucker.
I started it a few weeks back actually, but it wasn't going well.
She wanted a pink and white scarf, and I wanted to do it in a chevron pattern. I flicked through my beloved Barbara Walker treasuries, and came up with this.

I was pretty happy with this, but I didn't like the back.

So I tossed it aside until this weekend, when I came across the perfect scarf in Scarf Style, ZigZag stripes.

But now I don't think I'm going to have enough yarn!

For the Twinkie fans, here's her new trick.

To get a "kiss" from a bunny, hold a grape between your lips!

24 days until we leave for the USA. I'm not sure if I'm more anxious or excited. I've already had bad dreams about the flight!

Posted by Donna at November 26, 2007 08:51 PM


Hope Em appreciates that scarf - especially all the ends to be woven in. Flicker looks good too - the beads are a nice touch, and I like the shaping at the crown.

Posted by: katewillknit at November 26, 2007 10:05 PM

You are like a machine! Don't you ever take a break?

Flicker looks fabulous! So pretty!

Posted by: Marina at November 26, 2007 11:25 PM

The hat looks great on you! Will you be sporting it in the U.S.?

Posted by: sprite at November 27, 2007 12:41 AM

I love this hat! It looks wonderful on you.

That Twinkie is some bunny! :D

Posted by: Michelle at November 27, 2007 01:02 AM

The hat looks great on you! Good luck on the scarf. I really liked the first one, but I think you were right to abandon it because of the way it looked on the back.

Posted by: Wool Winder at November 27, 2007 02:45 AM

Gorgeous hat - I'm not a hat wearer usually, either! And that is a pretty scarf

Posted by: Nat at November 27, 2007 06:41 AM

Yay for new hat - very pretty! Excellent for NY! (ooooh, so exciting!)

Posted by: Rose Red at November 27, 2007 08:16 AM

Your are just a FO fiend. Good for you. Hard to believe your holiday is coming so quickly or that Xmas is on its way so fast. Thank you for the Twinkie fix. Now that my Mocha is gone I have to live vicariously through the web bunnies. Twinkie is precious anything for food.

Posted by: Karen at November 27, 2007 09:31 AM

The hat looks great. I usually don't make hats for me but I did knit myself a beret last week, starting it while watching the Macys parade on TV and finished it before dinner time. It was a quick knit pattern and I couldn't stop.

I also can't stop knitting for my niece (she's 19) even though she has told me no more sweaters. I just make her scarfs, hats and mittens instead. The pink and white scarf is very cute, I am sure Em will love it.

Posted by: Suzanne at November 27, 2007 11:06 AM

I LOVE the hat and it looks great on you Donna! Pretty scarf too!

That Twinkie is such a heart breaker! :)

Posted by: Debi at November 27, 2007 01:18 PM

the hat looks lovely. where are you visiting in the u.s.?

Posted by: marti at November 27, 2007 01:58 PM

What a cute hat! I hope you have enough yarn for the scarf in its second instance. I really like the zig zag scarf.

Posted by: Wanda at November 27, 2007 02:30 PM

that is quite a cute hat - i love it! thanks for the twinkie shot....

Posted by: debbie at November 27, 2007 02:52 PM

Flicker is cute! So does the WIP scarf. Thats a neat bunny trick but if I try that with my guiena pig, I will get bitten quite badly. Lol..

Posted by: Kessa at November 27, 2007 08:15 PM

I'm in love with ZigZag. Very cute pattern and colors. I think Em will love it.

Posted by: Diana at November 28, 2007 09:45 AM

The hat looks great on you! You are fast! Like the 2nd chevron scarf & the colors are nice.

Posted by: Ann at November 28, 2007 10:24 AM

Hold a grape between your lips, and hope the bunny doesn't get too enthusiastic! The way Custard reaches for a treat, I'd be afraid, very afraid!

Posted by: Lara at November 28, 2007 11:17 AM

I love your hat,great colour.

Hope Em likes the scarf,great pattern.

Posted by: Kylie at November 28, 2007 05:38 PM

Your hat is beautiful!

Posted by: monica at November 29, 2007 07:54 AM

Love the hat, and scarf.
A you only get a kiss for a grape, that's a bit unfair.

Posted by: Lorelle at November 29, 2007 11:57 AM

You have so many dazzling UFOs -- hanging garden, hemlock, and now this pretty beaded hat. Perfect for NYC!!

I hope your toe is healing OK and that Twinkie is repentant and being extra sweet to you. :)

Posted by: Debby at November 29, 2007 01:17 PM

I've got a few of those in my stash, some half balls left over from the fnf blanket - you can have that if you need it.

Hat looks good. Scarf looks good. You should wear Nicole, it looks great on you.

However, David kissing the rabbit is a bit disturbing.

Posted by: Ailsa at November 29, 2007 10:22 PM

That's a great hat. The beads really set it off. I love Nicole too. Very pretty.

Posted by: Madame Purl at November 29, 2007 11:50 PM

CUTE HAT!!!! :)

Posted by: Lisa in Oregon at December 1, 2007 04:10 AM

The hat looks great. You'll fit in nicely in chilly America. :o) Twinkie is just too cute.

Posted by: Terri at December 1, 2007 02:53 PM