beat the heat with wool?

whew – last week was a hot one.  I was out-of-town visiting my parents who thankfully have central air and power… I was hoping to use my time to write some longer posts while the kids were occupied but I blinked and the week was over. It’s too darn  hot to do much outside or fire kilns soooo I took up a knitting project.  I am not sure what inspired me to make a 100% wool hat in 100 degree weather but it gave my hands something to do.   Perhaps my inspiration came from my first batch of clay buttons… I made them with larger holes for chunky yarn.  This is a little tab hat that is secured with a button, I need at least one hat to try them out on!

After touring the ann arbor art fair, I’m eager to commit to my first show or two… the process is so daunting.  I saw lots of potters and one bookmaker but nobody making clay journals.   I like that – authenticity.  I also picked up this little book at Borders (the day before they started liquidating bummer). I have read quite a few articles online but it is so helpful to read in a cohesive order.


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I am a wife, mother, friend, artist, swimmer, traveler, cook, adventurer and follower of Christ. This is where I share the best moments in my day – the kind you know would be a crime to keep to yourself. I write like I talk, not too fancy but from the heart. View all posts by Kate

2 responses to “beat the heat with wool?

  • therisiblerambler

    Loverly hat!!! Will you be posting pictures of the finished product, and where can one find the pattern? or is it an original design?

  • Kate

    Thanks! I made a gray alpaca wool one as well with a seed stitch. I will post pics when my buttons are finished. I have had the pattern for a while but I made up a combination from the ilikelemons. blog and the robin blue one, just adjusted my gauge for my yarn. This link has both plus 40 other neat hats.

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