Thursday, June 02, 2011

A Small Pillbox

That's the shape of the new lace hat—Especially because the sides are slighty ribbed—lace fagoting with columns of purl stitches between them.

I ended last night with some plain ribbing—and I am still thinking about what I am going to do for the band.. (A tuck I think!) and then the brim.

The little pill box stretches out nicely—here on HEAD—and on my bowling ball head too—where the lace design is even more open.

It's a happy little hat.. I am still not sure if this is going to be the final version—I like the fagoting lace much better—but I keep thinking—I could do better than this.. I could...

Well I have LOTS of cotton—not just the Grace, but Tahki/Stacy Charles cotton, Lane, some Cleo Egyptian cotton, and others. (see below, right)

And there are some cotton (and wool, and some cotton and acrylic, and some textured boucle like ones, and, and, and... (there is no end!)

Not photographed are the 900 yards of some lovely milk chocolatey brown, or the 1200 yards of black!

Most of my collection of Grace cotton is left overs with just one or two balls. They are left over from this--a size 4 cotton jacket for my granddaughter (now a tween!) knit many years ago.

The image is pretty poor--but that because I have gotten better at at taking photographs of FO's. --and so have my cameras--It's from 3 camera's ago—and while photographic skills have improved (a bit) --the Camera make the real difference!

Some of the cottons (a good deal) were, for the most part, supposed to become place mats.. but that's not likely to happen any time soon.

Some had been envisioned as summery tops, too, (not by me—When you inherit other knitters stashes, you also inherit their unfull-filled dreams for fiber.) I recently semi organised all of the balls—What a collection! I could do something with all these cottons!

So for now, its back to work-making this idea for a hat work!

1 comment:

JelliDonut said...

That hat looks pretty cute. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I also just love that cotton jacket! Lucky you to have such a great cotton stash.