More Knitted Hats

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The temps are marginally cooling, I’m swimming in nesting hormones, and the yarn is calling my name these days.  Aside from crocheting little hearts for bunting, I’ve been knitting hats.

This is one I finished for B several weeks back.  I started it a long time ago, but then when I moved from SF, I accidentally packed away the pattern book I was working from, which was in storage until we moved into our house.  So, I only recently picked it up again and finished it.  It turned out bigger in size than I anticipated, but I love the stripes and the pointy elvish-ness of the knotted top.  The yarn is 3 colors of soft Karabella 8 extrafine merino.

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This one I already mailed away to a new little guy.  It’s just a simple rolled-brim baby cap pattern topped with a pom, but really sweet I think.  The yarn is self-striping Sugar N Cream 100% cotton.  (I’m a snob about yarn: I hate acrylic.  I’m only willing to use natural fibers like wool, cotton, and bamboo.  Acrylic is cheap, washable, and has its uses; but I love the feel and handling of natural fibers. Knitting, for me, is a lot about texture and feel; and I also think the natural fibers wear better long-term.)

Both patterns are from Itty Bitty Hats, which I’ve mentioned before.

Sorry, B, this one’s not for you.

It’s occurring to me as I write this post that I’ve yet to knit any hats for Tiny T.  Better get on it!

September 24, 2012 2:43 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY | Tags: , ,

Pious Purple

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The beautiful season of Lent is upon us, and the rich, solemn, royal hues of purple have my full attention. I’m really loving the idea of incorporating purple into your home or office. Oh Pious Purple, thank you for your bold reminders. 

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- Aurelia

March 10, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby Fashion | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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