Wednesday, 16 February 2011

On a roll!

Two posts in one day, who'd of thunk it?
I should have saved this one for tomorrow really because there will be no crafting tomorrow as I'm in work all day and Heather likes lots of mummy cuddles in the evening if we've been apart all day. But I was far too excited at finally getting a long thought of project started and finished all in one day that I'm here and sharing with you. Remember the last post I mentioned I really wanted to knit up the Aviatrix hat for Heather? Well I cast on this afternoon whilst the children were playing together and it worked up so quickly and easily that it is already cast off and finished!
What do you think?

I first came across the pattern here, and the model looked so pretty in it I knew I would have to make one for Heather. 
Technical details:
Yarn - James C. Brett 100% merino DK shade PM1
Amount - 43g
Size - 18 months
Needles - 3.25 and 4mm straights.
Pattern - Aviatrix, available on Ravelry, or this blog. (Thank you to Justine for sharing her hard work).

Now all I need is for Heather to wake up so I can get her to model it for me.
(Oh and the yarn was from the stash proper so I still have one 50g ball and around 25g of another ball left to make something to go with the hat.  I think I originally bought 4 balls of this wool as it was so lovely and soft and knitted some of it up into these pants (don't look at the date!) before storing away to await a fitting project.)

So nearly seven weeks into the year and still not a single scrap of yarn bought. Actually better not let dear husband read this, he will feel justified in his comments that I have far too much!



Sue said...

The hat looks great! Yes dont let hubby read that, men always seem to have some comment to make about too much yarn dont they!

Shell said...

Love it. xx

Florrie said...

That hat looks so sweet and cosy.........all this knitting from stash is great fun and very thrifty.
florrie x

The sewing room said...

Hi nice to meet you, sorry l have not been in touch sooner but things have been a fraught here just lately as l am sure you know how that feels with you to haveing a large family any thing can happen.I love your blog and all that you make and your hat is adorable,l will get back to you soon about the little red outfit with some measurements and we can take it from there,have a good day hugs Pat.

Sweetp said...

THat hat pattern is one of my favourites, I really must get around to knitting it one day. I love the colour of yours.