Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hat Wearing Dog

My Man and I went out of town yesterday, well, we weren't alone as you can see, Sally loves a good road trip! While My Man was driving, I was, of course, knitting, as usual. A knitting girl can get a LOT done on a road trip, too. A knitting girl can also pass away the time antagonizing her pup. As you can see, Sally is modeling my WIP, "A Touch of Whimsy" hat, knit to go with the scarf of the same name. I must say, Sally is a good sport! I was so mad, I forgot to pack dpns or another circ for the small diameter knitting at the top of the hat! But, all was well, I had Rusted Root to work on, too. Since I didn't pack dpns or another circ, I didn't finish "A Touch of Whimsy" hat on the trip, but I did finish it when I got home. I would have been finished much earlier in the week, but I have been playing and playing and playing with Photoshop!

I set up another blog, Whimsical Knitting Designs where my patterns are now hosted. I find that they are much easier to access and I can now easily check them to see if anyone leaves a comment. I also put all of my patterns in document form, all info is found on the other blog, of which you can easily link by clicking on any pattern in the sidebar. Yeah, I have been BUSY! And not the good busy (that being knitty busy)! Well, I have gotten a good deal of knitting done this week, but not as much as I normally do.

Speaking of knitting this week, I did say that I would have "A Touch of Whimsy" hat pattern done this week in honor of Fake International Knitting Week, and I did! It is complete and the pattern is right here. ENJOY! I had originally intended to design a pattern that complemented the scarf rather than matched it exactly and I wrote a few different designs, but I wasn't happy with any of them, so I went back to my 1st thought, hope you like it.
I hope to design fingerless gloves to go with, but that won't be until after Rusted Root is done.

OMGoodness, OMGoodness, OMGoodness!! I had planned on buying the yummy Catalina Baby Silk from DivaKnitting as my next yarn purchase, but I could NOT contain myself after I received an email announcing the yarn sale at Little Knits whereupon I came across the Cash Iroha bag sale! I had to get it! My goodness, it was even the light blue colorway that I have been wanting! I know there are those of you who don't like Noro yarns! I do, I love the colorways! I especially love Cash Iroha, just look at the fiber content: 40% Silk, 30% Lambswool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon! What's not to love, I ask?!

Just to let ya'll know, I have another blog contest coming up..... .....I wonder when....hmmmmm......

13 comments:

Rita Martinez said...

Thank you so much for your comment Rebecca! :D and you are completely right! I have decided to let go and let God, I need to trust that God will bless me with a boyfriend when He feels like the time is right!
*hug* Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog!!
God bless you tons!!

and by the way I loveee your "whimsy" design! the Scarf, the Hat! the Socks :D they're all so lovely :)

Meredith said...

Very pretty hat! And Sally looks super cute in it. ;)

earthchick said...

OMG, love the pics of Sally's wild ride. The hat is too cute!!

Amber said...

I LOVE the hat! And, Sally makes a beautiful model! ;-)

Romi said...

Snork! That's great! :)

del said...

That is one beautiful hat!

AR said...

Pretty hat! Sally's so cute!

Mama Bear said...

Ha ha! Love the hat photos! Poor pooch ;) Great job on the new design!

Silly me, I saw the same post at the top (your new gallery) didn't notice you had dated it to the end of the year, and missed that you were still posting underneath!

Whimsical Knitting said...

I'm so sorry about the confusion!
I made the first post a sticky so that it will remain on top, I am hoping to solicit knitters who have knit my patterns so I can put pics of their FOs in the Knitters Gallery. I figure that's the least that I can do after someone is nice enough to choose to knit one of my patterns :0)!

Anonymous said...

What size does hat knit up? I would love to knit it for my 12yo daughter! Thanks, KimB

Whimsical Knitting said...

The pattern is 20 inches around, it will stretch to fit up to 22 or 23 inches, I'm sure.

Marie Palmisaki said...

I love your patterns! And your model, Sally, is too excellent! I am going to have to search for some yarn...I want that scarf! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

javede said...

Lol, you made me laugh with this one! A good thing at 6:30am when you have to leave home in 30min. God, I'm such a whiner, but it's hard to adapt after such a long summer break.
Anyway, have you seen this:
http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/10/how_to_make_a_r_3.html
Totally cool, wish I had enough time to make one...