Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm hooked

on knitting these days. Thanks to the yarn manufacturers, who offer free patterns, I can pick and choose what I want to knit. I had never made a knitted hat before but after the first one for little Luc, I can't seem to stop.

This is the one I am working on at the moment. It's a Bernat Baby Jacquards yarn called "I'm a Big Boy" and I really like how the different colours become stripes. Variegated yarn has become a favourite.

And on another note, I seem to have had an uninvited visitor yesterday. I opened the front door to leave and this little guy (or girl) appeared to have made my verandah his/her home and was lounging around.

I took this shot from my front window since I didn't know if he/she would stick around by the time I got my camera and positioned myself at the front door. As it was, he/she had skedaddled by the time I got there.


  1. Dolores, can you believe it was 1970 since I last knitted!! I do remember though, that it was very soothing!
    Love this sweet jumper.

  2. I quite like to work with variegated yarns too, it less boring. But my favorite yarns are 'found'or vintage.

  3. oh that is soo pretty!! : )
    Thanks for linking.
    : )

  4. Gorgeous little hats, Dolores - love the yarn, too. Hope you are well and enjoying life.

  5. Knitting drives me knitty! i Do so love your previous posts about the quilt shows- Yes! What a feast! WOW! and WOW!
    I just posted my squirrel too! Guess it is squirrel time.

  6. Nice yarn. I don't know how to knit and I don't want to know *sigh*. I have so many other things I want to do.

  7. The hat is adorable. I love knitting socks with variegated yarn. The squirrel looks quite comfy.

  8. What a cute little visitor. Still there ?
    Love the sweater you are working on. It looks so soft.

  9. I love the variegated yarns too , especially the socks it will make .I love the color of the wool you are using , it will make a cute project. That is a large squirrel !

  10. Your hat looks great so far. I love knitting hats! Variegated yarn is fun. I like how it does all the work for you. Plus, there are no ends to weave in when changing colors.

  11. The selection of variegated yarns is huge nowadays! Your blueish is so pretty and I'm sure your grandson will love it too;)

  12. Congrats on the grandson. Knitting is way back in my past.

  13. Hello Dolores,

    Gosh that wool knits up beautifully. We are indeed lucky to get a free pattern with lots of things now.Can't wait to see a photo of Luc with his new hat.
    Happy days.

  14. Love your knitting colors!

    And what a pretty bushy tail on the run there! We don't have bushy tail squirrels around here - if so they are very rare.

    Have fun knitting.

  15. That yarn made a very interesting pattern on the hat. Love it!!

    That is one big squirrel you had/have there! Wow! We don't have then that big here...


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