Saturday, April 29, 2006

Finished: second hat!

What a day- between 4 hours of running errands, hitting all the local garden centers for plants and checking out the local sales at AC Moore and JoAnns, I'm surprised I managed to fit in quite a bit of knitting.

This hat is to be sent with other (yet to be knit) goodies for the next collection date for Afghans for Afghans. It finished up my homedyed yarn- and for a good cause, too! My first pompom... I think I'll have to work a bit harder on that next time around. Normally I'm not a pompom person but this hat needed something.

This came out a bit larger than expected- probably not a newborn hat but I adjusted the height to match the circumference which seemed to be longer than I originally thought it would be when I cast on. I flipped the ribbing up to make it 'pretty' for the camera but it makes a cute trim when it's not folded, too.

Peeve: Maybe other JoAnns are better stores than our local one but I can never find anything there, knitting-wise. I was armed with a 50% coupon and a mission (co-worker asked me to knit her an eyelash scarf with her alma mater colors) and walked out of the store empty handed. I was really surprised compared to the website- they list quite a selection of yarn. I understand that space is limited, but they had less yarn than our local discount store.

I think I'm just grumpy because I've never been attracted to eyelash yarn and she wanted something that looks like a muppet exploded around her neck! At least I know it will be something she wants. Funfur it is!

7 comments:

Shelley said...

The hat is so cute, and I love the colours!

We don't have a JoAnn's here so I can't offer any comfort, sorry.

k said...

As for Joann's- I think I just needed to get it out of my system! There's nothing worse than finding a 50% off coupon and wanting to buy something and then not finding anything.

I thought the hat looked cheerful- thanks for your compliments on it!

Flavio83 said...

I LOVE THE COLOURS! :) Wow :) Congrats! :)

And the pompon is great too. I'll have to try to do one! :)

Fla

Goldendomer said...

I love the hat!! The colors are amazing.

Sorry to hear that your JoAnn's leans to the crappy side. I went this weekend and bought way too much yarn. I didn't pay more then $3 a skein and wound up spending over $60. Funny how that happens. Maybe it is a blessing in disguise?

Dipsy said...

Hi from Austria! That hat is so gorgeous, I love the colors, and the pompon certainly rocks! Great work done!

k said...

I'm proud of the colors- they are my first attempts with KoolAid dyeing. I can't wait to try it again. My very first pompom too!

Goldendomer- I want to go shopping with you!! It sounds like you got some great deals!

Dipsy- You have the most beautiful country I've ever seen. When I lived in Europe, we took my grandfather to the Austrian town where his father was born, but the countryside was so beautiful we kept pulling over off the side of the road every 5 minutes to just look at the incredible views. Absolutely gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Here in Melbourne Florida we had a JoAnn's that was kind of a mess then we got a large new JoAnn's. When it first opened less than a year ago, it had a pretty good yarn selection. Unfortunately it is already becoming like the old one. The yarn bins are there but many are empty. It is a disappointment.