It’s a simple hat. Ribbing and decreases and done. Probably done very similarly many times, so although I’ll be writing it up as a pattern, it will be a freebie thank-you pattern when you buy Nature Spun Worsted from me. Fella obviously likes it because it’s become his go to hat since I gave it to him. (It’s in ‘Enchanted Forest‘ if you were curious). And so:
Fella’s hat – from the back
“Gaze off manfully into the distance, will you? Channel Mr. Darcy or something.”
“Never mind. Just look over there.”
“This hebe needs trimming.”
“Oh for f-”
Yep, if you follow me on Twitter and have wondered what The Fella looks like: that’s mah man! And in the background: that’s mah… hebe that needs the dead bits trimming off. It seems to need a lot of that regularly. Am I doing it wrong?! Or is that just the way of the hebe? (I do love that word. HEE-BEE.)
Some links I loved this week: Tara‘s post on Following your Enthusiasm (a much needed reminder), and relatedly (is that word?), this article cracked me up and added fuel to my fire (YOU’RE AN ANIMAL!!).
Also: The Crochet Project is launching soon!! Eeep! Maybe it will be launched by the time you read this, they are just waiting for Ravelry to sort out their publisher account. In case you haven’t heard, The Crochet Project is run by the oh-so-talented (and enthusiastic) Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace. Their aim is to bring “beautiful, modern crochet patterns to the online market”. Think Twist Collective for crochet. And based in Britain! (Hooray! Although the patterns will use American terminology, because that’s the largest market. Not sure if they are going to run UK versions too, but it’s easy enough to ‘translate’ between US/UK). I have a cloche pattern in this issue, which I will blog about next week, once this issue is live.
And to polish off the week, here are my listens for the previous week:
Listens 2013 03 10 7hrs 30
Highlights were Gulliver’s Travels from Craftlit, and Bonecruncher, from Flash Pulp. And now, following my enthusiasm, I’m going to finish up a test-knit for a fellow designer. I hope I can share just a snippet with you next week, because I love the colours of it. But for now, I hope you have a great weekend, my fellow Magpie!