Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Yarn, New Hat


Who doesn't like getting a box of yarn in the mail?! From our very own Kathryn, who blogs at Kathryn's Brain (she's very brainy indeed), her Pay-it-Forward gift to me. It's three skeins of wool and mohair blend that she hand spun from Fiber Fanatic's fiber.  And did I mention it's NON-superwash? (See my griping about superwash wool in my Stitches Review.) There are 269 yards here, I think it's going to be a lofty scarf or shawl, I'm waiting for the right idea to hit me.




Pattern picture from Ravelry
Pattern: Ola by Eric Peguero (free download on Ravelry)
Yarn: Knit Picks
Yardage: Less than 200 yards
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: February 26, 2013
Cast off: March 8, 2013
Cost: Stash yarn doesn't count
Notes: A few weeks ago this pattern was the hottest thing on Ravelry, because there is a naked man in the picture. (To see more naked man pictures, follow the pattern link and go to his blog entry.) Then my husband wanted a new hat, "blue with a little white on the edge", hmm, I think this is perfect. In the pictures my son modeled the hat, and no, he wasn't naked (when did I see that kid naked last? oh, never mind!)

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16 comments:

Cathy said...

Ola Ooh la la! Nice hat, I see Henry didn't fancy copy the original pose :P

WonderWhyGal said...

hahaha! I don't think I'd want anyone I know posing with that hat naked. Your shot was perfect ;-)

It is a neat hat...and it just proves that a naked man gets lots of attention ;-)

AllyB said...

I love that hat! And both models are looking good. That's a very pretty blue. Lucky you to be the recipient of Kathryn's handspun. That'll make a very nice scarf.

Kathryn Ray said...

I like the hat and I'm really happy that you like the yarn. :-)

Melissa Plank said...

Love the hat, I'm excited to see what you do with the yarn!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's a cute hat. I wonder how much time the designer spent getting that pose exactly right .... almost everything but NOT everything showing?!

Carol said...

Cute hat and lovely yarn. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

Jocelyn said...

Hat, what hat?

Ginx Craft said...

I am contemplating if I could get my husband to pose in my next garment. I think probably not.

Voie de Vie said...

I'm with Jocelyn - there's a hat on that Ola? :)

What wonderful yarn - I saw Kathryn had blogged about your Pay-it-Forward present. I'll look forward to seeing what inspiration hits.

Chrisknits said...

Thank you for the non nude hat photos. I love the waves on it. Yeah for new yarn!!!

MarmePurl said...

So looking forward to see what becomes of Kathryn's beautiful yarn.

Pumpkin said...

Heehee, the things men do for their yarn crazed womenfolk. The handspun is very pretty, she is obviously a really talented spinner! You are going to enjoy knitting with it.

Vivian said...

Jocelyn, Denise, look UP! :D

Heather Woollove said...

Woo hoo! That pattern designer is onto something.
Maybe I need to take up knitting?!?
(Love the hat!)

Nichole said...

Cute hat!