Friday, 14 March 2008
I'm having so much fun with Weaverknits's 'Nouveau Sack Hat', close up its a really sophisticated design, I love how the circles are slightly 'filled in' in one corner, and a different corner on each row of circles. Just like the circles on 'Neiman'. One day she's going to write a book - "20 fresh and original designs from the imagination of Weaverknits' - and I'm going to buy it. I'm planning to make it several more times in different colourways.
I should maybe explain also that the pattern is written in the round, but not having the right circulars and not being on speaking terms with dpns, I'm doing it back and forth, and will seam up the sides with mattress stitch (as it happens its easy to do this due to the way the pattern is written), and, I have a slightly larger head than average (please, no jokes) so I added a repeat, especially as seven (repeats) is my lucky number.
I'm also doing a pair of 'dashings' in the same yarn, but that's another post... Incidentally the yarn I'm using is Hayfield bonus dk (99p for 100g) and Sirdar bonus dk (99p for 100g) from Sew and Sew in the Guildhall market in Bath, in blue and green. Surprisingly soft and the best value I've ever seen.
I haven't found the right fabric yet for Ailish but I have frogged back a few inches of the front flap, removed the buttons and button holes, and added a band of crochet the same depth as the strap instead. I think I should have done this in the first place, as its consistent with the overall 'design' of the bag, I was so in love with the buttons I overlooked the overall effect. I'm thinking of using the buttons on 'Jemima', I'll see.
I ran out of wool 3 stitches from the end, so I used some blueish rowan country to finish, and part of me quite likes it as a monument to the whole process.