Friday, 23 May 2014

Barley And Madeline

 The hat pattern is Barley by Tin Can Knits.  It is a great free pattern.  It is a bit slouchy and fits my head nicely which is what I love in a hat right now.  I highly recommend the pattern and I see myself knitting a few more of these. 

The yarn I purchased a couple of years back!  2011!  haha!  A yarn has a time and a pattern, some take longer to figure out.  The yarn is Madeline Tosh 80/10/10 MCN Worsted, colourway Toulouse- Lautrec.  It is a stunning yarn and I completely understand, Madeline Tosh's popularity.

Actually, after I made this hat, I stuck it in my bag and it fell out.  I couldn't find it anywhere.  I went out for a walk with Lexi (the regal part beagle above) and she stopped and I couldn't budge her.  I noticed what she was sniffing, it was my hat!  I dropped it on my road on the way to the supermarket.  It must of smelt like me.  I was delighted.  Even the story of its recovery makes the hat more adored.

I made another hat, Cocoon, I had a look for it today.  Hopefully, I will find it.  I guess due to Ireland's changeable weather has me in a habit of taking hats off and tossing it wherever.  It's another free pattern that I love.  I didn't even get a photo of the Cocoon hat.  I knitted the Cocoon hat with leftovers of my grey and yellow Drops Nepal sweater.  I asked John did I look like a bumblebee in it and he said no, I looked like a wasp. 

I have another one casted on in blue.  I like to order slightly too much yarn then use the leftovers to make hats and mittens.  I like having a good collection because in Ireland, you can get rained on each time and nothing is nicer than a warm, dry hat!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hello Playground

I love my stomping ground every day.  This never gets boring for me or Lexi.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

May Sale in Shop

Spring Sale! Enter COUPONCODE - HAPPYMAY and get 20% off all your purchases! This is a sale to say thanks and celebrate Spring/Summer 2014. The coupon expires June 1, 2014.  The sale is in the Ellie and Ada Shop.

I'm going to head out for a walk with John and Lexi with the hope we won't get stuck in the rain.  Didn't finish the sleeve of my cardigan like I planned because my father commissioned me to knit something.  After the request, my house was instantly yarn bombed.  This also happens when John visits his parents, our living room gets covered in yarn as I 'sort' stuff out.

Also found out that Drops yarn is on sale.  John didn't share the same enthusiasm and said oh goodie, something you really need, more yarn.  We had a great laugh over that.