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Grace and Peace,
Excellent yarn and great pattern choice. The picture shows a subtle stripe which looks quite fine. And just in time for the upcoming cold weather.
You do know that your whole congregation is going to want one now, right?
he he he... I was going to make one for our harvest festival (first weekend of October) but I don't think I'm going to knit anything - it always gets lumped in with the other knit stuff and goes for dollar or two. I'd rather give them away as gifts (I think I AM going to make one for one of the guys in our church though).
It's remarkably comfortable. I've always been a little scared of wool, but I'm loving it more and more.
Handcrafts being sold through a church are debatable; I finally got to the point where I would just donate the cash it would cost me to make the item since normally they would end up selling it for less.
we used to hand craft Christmas wreaths (gathered the greens, made the backs out of natural materials, each one hand crafted, usually with several different greens, hand decorated, etc, etc, etc.) We couldn't get even $10 each for them, though less elaborate wreaths at the florists were selling for $45 and $50 bucks!
MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
Crafts are always such a crap-shoot. I once spent about 100 hours tatting an edging for a hankey and it sold for $10... another time I put in a handful of little berry knit hats and they went for $15 each. My general rule is that no matter how much work I put into something, if I honestly can't be willing to see it go for 50 cents, I don't put it in a church sale. It isn't that people don't care, or even (I think) that there aren't people who understand how much work goes into projects; I think it's just that people get overwhelmed and those realities don't play into it when the auctioneer holds the item up.
Our harvest festival is kind of the highlight of the year in our congregation... soup/pie/etc. and a little auction. I think often getting people to donate what they've worked on is more valuable than ensuring things are "well paid for" -- does that make sense?
Beautiful hat and eye's ;-). I have added this hat to my ever growing queue.
Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I just got this pattern as I find it a bit challenging because it is Charted, but it is a fantastic hat. How long did it take you to make? Nice color by the way!
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I'm sure you could pull the chart off. I'm TOTALLY NOT a chart guy. I'd typically rather the pattern were 20 pages long but written out in long hand. (Don't like charts in tatting either, for some reason, they're difficult for me.)
Either way, it took me about 2 weeks of relaxed knitting (I also had to re-start it twice because of dumb mistakes). The last couple of days were just sitting because I was confused about one of the rows. For someone like you, it's probably a 1-week project or less (honestly, I'm not just blowing rose petals up your backside) :-)
I really like the look to this; it would mean extra work, but it looks like a great pattern for the helmet liners our local groups are making for the troops or maybe an even better chemo hat. Where could I get the pattern? I searched google and found aHabitat Hat pattern for sale, is that the one, or do you know of a free one?
It's a buy pattern by Jared (BrooklynTweed) - His work is fantastic. You can check out his blog at: http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/. A direct link to the Habitat post is here.
Great hat, great model.
Gorgeous. Did you ever hear from Jared on row 21? It seems we all manage to figure it out, but a definitive answer or correction would be nice.
I heard from him today. The official answer is to add 2 Knit stitches at the end of the pattern on row 21. Essentially, pretend the last two stitches on the chart are white instead of gray.
(You then skip those 2 knits on the LAST time knitting the pattern in order to move the starting point for the round 22.)
If you were a nun, it'd be a habitat habit-hat!
"The only sin is mediocrity." --Martha Graham
I love the hat, but I love your T-Shirt even better...... where did you get it?
David's Hat Factory
I presume you're talking about the Yarrn! T-shirt... I got it from x-treme geek.com
The yarrn! t-shirt page is:http://www.x-tremegeek.com/templates/TshirtStoreDetail.asp?StyleID=184
If you google "yarrrn t-shirt" you'll find a few other places that sell them too, but x-treme geek is a fun website to play around with.
Great looking hat! Cabling? I'm too scared!
Tim: The hat is great. Be proud. You are a talented guy Sir.
Banjo Lee Jones
So true! Time, Talent and treasure - but in far too many cases the former two are ignored because of the third.
I love the hat. I have started mine but it drives me crazy as I hate charts...so I write it out long hand. Thanks for the info on row 21 as It really didn't make sense to me.