Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another Crazy Easy Urban Newsboy Cap

I made two more of these, one for me and one for someone else.





Stashbusting! Yarn used: Less than one skein of Wool-Ease Thick N Quick in Claret-no changes to the pattern at all. Done in an hour.







Elena took the pics and I'm not sure the hat is "me"-but the hair is super short now, so it'll do when it's very cold out.

I did finally start the ghan-Soft Waves pattern from Jan Eaton-I still hate long projects, but after the first row, it's mindless with the exception of counting stitches with increases and decreases in my head constantly-drives me nuts. Also, Elena asked me about weaving because they're discussing it in art. I went out and bought a potholder loom, plastic one and now, since they use cotton loops instead of the nylon ones when I was a kid-the loom was all lopsided halfway through-so I bought a metal one instead. The loom is a little different from when I was a kid (easier since you don't have to move each row end up and down anymore and you weave) and we did a hot pad yesterday. Now I am so coveting a Harrisville Lap Loom-anyone try one yet? Pics tomorrow of the WIP ghan and hot pad Elena made.

15 comments:

April said...

Looms are fun. I have the Beka Rigid Heddle Loom shown here: http://www.dickblick.com/zz650/19/ that I got a year ago. I have not even tried to use it yet. I keep meaning to pull it out of the closet and I keep neglecting doing so.

The hats are cute. I know you say it isn't really "you" but I think it looks terrific.

MrsFife said...

OMG! I thought that was Elena modelling it. I can't get over how much like you she looks.

Linda said...

The hat suits you. I love the way it looks on you. It's amazing how much the shape of your face has changed in the last year.

Deneen said...

Tapering down the steroids (still on 5 mg daily) and other meds discontinued really made a difference in my weight. I was generally "average", but for several years had extra weight due to medication/illness side effects-I keep telling my husband, "Quick, we need a family portrait in case I have to go back on any of the meds" (LOL). I've had periods of increased steroids and it hasn't made any difference, but from being on high doses for a year, 1 1/2 years ago, it really messed up my metabolism.

Ladyrunner said...

I think it looks great on you!!

Anonymous said...

ditto, ditto: Hat looks cute on you AND you look so much like Elena. Git you some glasses & everybody'll think you're twins!

Andy's Crafts said...

Nice Hat, you definitely have a pretty smile lady! Keep up the good work!

Deneen said...

LOL-I do wear glasses too-just don't keep em on all the time like Elena!

noricum said...

It looks great on you in the photos. :)

Mimi said...

It looks cute on you, Deneen! Nice shots...your second pic is kinda funny, like someone turned you into a mannequin ;)

WilBlg4Yrn said...

Love it! Looks great on you!

Kimberly said...

Love the hat - it fits you perfectly!

Vik said...

Hey Deneen, you look like Susan Sarandon really! Remember that test last year? Look at you! you look like her in both photos.

Terri Lynn said...

What a cool hat!!!! Where in the world did you get the pattern?

Jewels said...

Holy crap those photos of you sure look like Elena!

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