Monday, January 19, 2009


Pattern: Felicity by Wanett Clyde
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted shade Watercolour
Yardage: approx. 142 yards
Needles: 3.75mm & 4.5mm

Completed in a couple of days using the darker dyelot of Watercolour left over from Clapotis. Washed then blocked over a dinner plate to relax the fabric and obtain a sufficient amount of slouch! It's a lovely cosy hat and one I can wear alongside the Clapotis. I'd make this pattern again, maybe in a single colour tweedy aran next time.

The Flutter Sleeve cardi is almost there - today I finished sewing on the second front band and have steam pressed the pieces prior to the main seaming. The only knitting left is the edgings for the sleeves. I'm going to do a single thickness here instead of the turnback cuff effect on the original, and leave out the tabs too.

On a different subject, last week we went to the cinema to see Defiance. This is based upon a true story, and we both enjoyed it very much, highly recommended. Daniel Craig was excellent as Tuvia Bielski, and I was also particularly impressed by Jamie Bell (he of Billy Elliot fame, a film I have never seen!) as his brother Asael. We probably wouldn't have made the effort to see this if it were not for Mr. Craig, but it is well worth it. It deals with a particularly terrible episode of history, and while sometimes it is not easy viewing, there is a theme of hope and the triumph of humanity over adversity.

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At 6:02 pm, January 19, 2009, Blogger Sarah said...

Another great hat for your collection! Hope the finishing goes smoothly on the cardi and you're soon fluttering around.

At 7:03 pm, January 19, 2009, Blogger ambermoggie said...

love the hat:)

At 4:26 pm, January 20, 2009, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Love the way the colours have come out with the LL Shepherd Worsted and the Felicity hat. Looking forward to seeing the Flutter Sleeve cardi complete!

At 10:04 am, January 21, 2009, Blogger Aknita said...

What a lovely hat :-)

Looking forward to seeing the completed cardigan.

At 7:10 pm, January 21, 2009, Blogger PrincessPea said...

What gorgeous colours on the hat!

At 9:24 pm, January 21, 2009, Blogger Lynne S of Oz said...

You have turned into a knitting machine! The hat will go well with your clap :-)
I'll be interested to see how flutter comes out.

At 7:52 am, January 22, 2009, Blogger Lin said...

Love the hat and your clapotis is beautiful.

At 4:35 pm, January 30, 2009, Blogger acrylik said...

Beautiful hat to go with your beautiful Clapotis :) And looks so cosy and warm - just what this winter ordered!

At 10:00 am, April 25, 2009, Blogger Evie said...

Lovely hat! As I'm having some issues with the pattern at the moment, did you have to adapt it at all to fit? As-written, it won't go on my head.


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