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January 17, 2009

From Susan — Another Wee Project

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 4:28 pm

One way to generate FOs is to knit really tiny projects !  This one I started yesterday upon purchasing the latest Piecework Magazine, and I finished it today.  My mini-FO is certainly no rival for the masterpiece that Sally is working on.  I have the same kit in my stash and need to get going on it.  I feel very behind now!

If you only buy one Piecework, make it this one!  The issue has historical knitting as its focus and it is a small treasure — a fun, fun read with some great information.

Here is the crown of the cap:

I used oddments of Hebridean 2 ply from my stash in very different colors than those called for — I try not to second guess Alice very often, but I thought it was okay in this case!  It was a putzy and annoying knit, but over quickly.  I suspect that Alice is hoping to bring some new fair isle knitters into the fold, and I hope she succeeds!  The cap is small: measuring 5″ from brim to crown with an overall circumference of 14 inches.  I have no idea what I will do with it, or even why I made it, but it is done and I like it.

This week we are giddy in anticipation of the Bohus festivities, and I am also very excited to observe the inaugural from afar.  What a wonderful history lesson for all of us.


  1. I was all over town yesterday and came up empty on both the piecework issue and a Stephen King novel. I can’t believe you finished that adorable hat already!! What a darling gift for some deserving baby!!

    Comment by Kim LaBerge — January 17, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

  2. Cute bonnet….great for a teddy or a doll!

    Comment by Nancy — January 17, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

  3. It’s beautiful, and I like your colors even better than the ones on the cover model.

    Comment by kay-from the back yard — January 17, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

  4. I also like your colors better than magazine cover’s. But then I’m a red girl. Sooner or later some baby will be very lucky. And yes it was a great Piecework issue. The best since I started to subscribe.

    Comment by Ursula — January 17, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

  5. I agree that yours not only looks better, it looks beautiful. Maybe AS has lost it a bit. I didn’t like it except for the top until I saw yours.

    Comment by Katie K — January 17, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  6. So cute. There’s got to be a little head around somewhere that will fit into that wonderful hat. Can’t wait to hear about the Bohus festivities. We’re close to the inauguration, but we’ll be watching the same way you will!

    Comment by Wendy O'C — January 17, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

  7. I think your hat looks beautiful – it makes me want to run out and find a copy of Piecework.

    Comment by Evie — January 17, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

  8. Evie nailed it – I need this issue of Piecework. BTW, your bonnet’s colorway will be humbling for AS. I’m just sayin’. 😉

    Comment by Angie — January 18, 2009 @ 12:12 am

  9. This is totally off-topic, but I thought you would like to see this.
    Remember the sock monkey dress?
    Check this out!


    Comment by Cathy — January 18, 2009 @ 10:02 am

  10. I love the combination of colours you have put together, it is an unusual design really nice.

    Comment by Julie.C — January 18, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  11. Very sweet. But kind of hard to peel my eyes off Lyra there in the background. 🙂

    Comment by twinsetellen — January 18, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  12. Gorgeous colors – better by far than the original! And of course the Lyra in the background is a treat to see.

    Comment by Linda in NC — January 18, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

  13. That is the most adorable beautiful little hat! Lucky wee one who will get to wear that 🙂 Great job, and now I’m inspired too!

    Comment by Aim — January 18, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

  14. What an adorable hat!! My niece wants a hat with earflaps — I think I may have just found the pattern…

    Comment by Soo — January 19, 2009 @ 5:36 am

  15. You could send the hat to “Afghans for Afghans”, they send hand knitted woolens to Afghanistan, and they need baby hats with earflaps.

    Comment by Anna Stein — January 19, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  16. Adorable! I saw the original this weekend and I was ridiculously gushy. I think I detected an eyeroll when I asked the Interweave ladies if the hat had actually been touched by Alice Starmore’s hands. Heh.

    Comment by Romi — January 20, 2009 @ 12:46 am

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