Monday, 24 November 2014

Look What I've Just Knitted....!!

I know the blog-o-sphere is stuffed full to bursting with top-class, excellent crafty persons who can whip a ball of wool into the most fantabulous of garments while barely raising a sweat and at the same time cooking a four course meal for twelve, so if you are one of those wonderfully clever people this little achievement of mine tonight probably won't be all that impressive, so I can quite understand you looking at the pic below and going 'Uh?' but for me, this is a TRIUMPH.....!!!

I have knitted a hat!!!!! All by myself and with only one trial run (last night) which broadly worked apart from being too big. I couldn't sleep for excitement last night knowing. Tonight's offering (done in an hour :o) ) fits and everything! I am never going to take it off! In fact, it is sitting on my head boiling me right this very minute :o)

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  1. It lovely; gorgeous yarn looking so cosy, like a hot chocolate with sprinkles! We all have to start somewhere and that's a good start.

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    1. Thanks Attila. That is my bargain wool from last winter- £2.50 reduced from £15 a ball!

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  2. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! How brilliant are you!!! I am trying to get my shawl finished that I started in about February, so I am amazed that you can whip up two hats in two nights!! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy :o) That means a lot, coming from an ace crafter like yourself. Looking forward to seeing the completed shawl xx

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  3. Bravo!
    Perfect weather for it too.. the brass monkeys are getting seriously worried down here.

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  4. Hurray! Now it would have been lovely to see it on YOU!!

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    1. M was out last night and the selfies were not good enough to post :o) I will try and get some better ones x

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  5. Such pretty wool, and I bet it's really warm (your timing is perfect). Congratulations on discovering that hat knitting isn't as complicated as you thought, and I shall lift a glass to the next one (Schloer it has to be, sadly!) Well done.

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    1. Thanks BB :o) I think it was a fellow blogger who told me simple hats were easy peasy. I shall make more.... x

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  6. Well done you, super speedy too. I suppose you could consider yourself one of those super crafty people now, two hats in two nights. It looks seriously warm too, just the thing I need on my 6:40 am dog walks!

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    1. I wish I were a super crafty person...functional is probably nearer the mark! I'll put instructions on how I made it up tomorrow for anyone who wants to have a go :o)

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  7. Its lovely. I bought some chunky wool for my peg loom (how crafty is that) but wondered about knitting with it. What size needles did you use? x

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    1. Size 12 which seemed to work well. A peg loom sounds intriguing Hazzy....?x

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  8. I'm seriously impressed. Did you manage to cook dinner too??? xx

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  9. Excellent! (I could never make anything like that, so I'm totally impressed).

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    1. Trust me Ann- if I can make it, anyone can! x

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  10. I love its chunky style. Well done, as a novice knitter I am very impressed!!!

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    1. I'll put instructions up tomorrow. It was a very simple design (would have to be!) xx

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  11. Brilliant. Who wants to sit knitting a hat forever, that would be my kind of hat. Love the colours.
    Briony
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    1. You're a dear Bri, thank you :o) I am always totally in awe of your amazing constructions x

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  12. So you're boiling your lemon in your new artisan creation eh? Why not? It's a well known fact that warm brains are more clever :)
    Jean x

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    1. I am indeed :o) Unfortunately, it didn't do the trick this afternoon during our weekly statistics class. Now, that would have been a miracle...! x

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  13. That's brilliant CT! There's nothing to beat the feeling of achieving something is there? I recently taught myself to follow a crochet pattern and made myself a little vintage style cardi. I was dancing round the living room when I finished it.

    Carol

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    1. You're so right- when I sewed the last square into the blanket last winter and put it on the bed I was so chuffed I beamed for days :o) Took the hat into college today and everyone was very lovely about it. I have threatened to make them one each! x

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  14. You are too funny - I can picture you wearing it to bed. Congratulations, you did a swell job - I don't think I could ever do that. I don't even know how to knit. I like it.

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    1. I did :o) I'm sure you could make one. I am by no means an expert. Will put instructions up tomorrow xx

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  15. Please share all the details,wool,needle size pattern with us other almost non knitters out here- I can do dishcloths and that's it

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    1. Will do- I'll try and get all the info up tomorrow. It was very basic but it does the job and everyone liked it today :o)

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  16. Well done you :) Love the colours :) Just what you need now the weather's gone colder - minus 3 here last night!!

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    1. Thanks :o) I'm now waiting for a hat to appear on Ragged Robin....after all, I know you have the wool and strictly is on for a few more weeks yet :o)
      Minus 3 is pretty darn chilly- hope all our feathered friends were ok x

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  17. Your hat looks so well made and so cosy! Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah. It has been perfect in this recent cold weather :o) xx

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  18. I love it!! I'm not very crafty but I managed to knit my Daughter a jumper when she was small and it grew with her. All these years later she tells me she hated the jumper and couldn't wait to grow out of it. Luckily for her I put the wrong setting on the new washer and boiled them all.......or did I ummm I think I will question her lol x

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    1. You do make me laugh :o) I LOVE the idea of a jumper growing with someone. When L started big school his entire uniform was bought for a much bigger child. So far, it has done him three years and counting :o) xx

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  19. That's brilliant. Lovely and chunky. Please do share the pattern, i'd love to make one. :-)

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    1. Will do, although it was sort-of the result of going wrong in several places!! :o)

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  20. Well done you, I can crochet quite well and have tried knitting many times but still never managed it.....
    Amanda xx

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    1. I was taught to crochet several years ago at a boring craft fair by a wonderful girl manning the stall next to mine, the only trouble is I have now forgotten how to do it, so knitting has taken over because ma is an ace knitter and I tap her for advice :o) xx

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  21. Brave that girl. I have a scarf that I knitted last year that needs to ends darning in. Literally no idea how to do that, so in the bag it will remain. All the same it was a hug achievement for me.
    Leanne xx

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    1. I never bother doing the ends of scarves properly, I just tie them off and thread the tail through the other side. I'd like to see your scarf....next post material maybe? :o) xx

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  22. Maybe! Also where did you get the polystyrene head? I mean, you can't buy them in the shops...
    Have great weekend,
    Leanne xx

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