Saturday, June 15, 2013

put a pompom on it


First of all, I've finished the pattern for the baby beanie and you can get that here should you like to knit one for your own baby or as a gift.

Also I've found this fun little Cleckheaton promotional video - it's timelapse. Don't you love that? - with a link to free knitting patterns for beanies for bigger kid and adult heads.

The pompom-like flowers in the top photo are fatsia japonica known in Japan as a yatsude or eight fingers because of the shape of the leaves. They are growing on the edge of a school sports field in my street. At the moment they are in full bloom and covered in bees.

And the 'Danish' hat with the crazy pompom is from a 1977 book Scandinavian knitting designs by Pauline Chatterton discovered in my local library. It's an excellent book with loads of charts for geometric designs as shown on the hat as well as a few patterns for hats and sweaters. Guess what y'all might be getting for Christmas?

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