I celebrated my (mumble-mumble) birthday this past week, and I had a lovely time. I went out to lunch with a friend, dinner with the DH and DDs, was taken drinking with other friends, given a surprise cake at our bi-weekly gaming session, and finally a party with my mom, sister, b-i-l, niece and our own crew. Very lovely! Three (remotely) craft related gifts.
First of all, I bought myself some wool to make Grannie’s Traditional Tea Cozie. It’s for a Ravelry knit-along. Then I was given a new mp3 player (so I can catch up on all those knitting podcasts!) Finally, my sister gave me a beautiful new digital camera.
So now I can show you the Raglan hat I mentioned in the last post:
Only the color balance is off, the hat actually looks more like this:
Only that’s still not right. I’ll have to play around with the settings. In any case, I tried to scale up the hat for DH’s monster-sized head, and over did it. So I tried to felt it back, and ended up with the kicky little number I showed you above, instead of the manly cap he asked for. So now it’s mine, and I’ll have to pick up more yarn for his.
I’ve cast on for the tea cozy I mentioned above. The picture is a little strange – every time I laid the piece out it became a target for my cat, Comet. I tried discouraging him in several ways, but the one which worked best was to put it on top of Captain, the other cat. This meant I had to work fast, and get all the pictures taken before Captain became too interested himself… In any case, the colors are a little better in this shot, and I didn’t play with any of the settings, so I’m a little confused.
I did not win any of the blog giveaways I entered last month. But never fear! There are plenty more.
Vegan Craftastic has a pattern giveaway from Ohdessa Knits. There’s also a nice giveaway at Copperends, but I could not get the Captcha to work , so I’m out of that one, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t check it out.