Sunday, August 15, 2010

Valentine Cables Hat now for sale

My Valentine Cables Hat, originally published in Knitscene Fall 2009, is now up for sale.

Valentine Cables Hat is a close fitting cabled hat worked from the bottom up. I wanted to create a hat with a unique cable pattern that is not too difficult for a knitter's first cable project. The brim is worked in K1 P1 rib and the body is worked in 4 sections of heart cables. The cabled sections are divided by lines of stockinette. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, this project is a quick knit that will keep you warm throughout the winter.

Vintage Weave It Loom

Ever since reading the article on the Weave It loom in the March/April 2010 issue of Piecework, I decided that I must have one. After reading the article I looked online and couldn't find one that I liked. A couple weeks ago I had the lucky opportunity to buy a vintage 1934 Weave It loom from the owner of eLoomaNation. It arrived in perfection condition with the original box and typed instructions. I decided to make a pillow to match my yellow sofa and green chairs. So far I have woven six squares, and I can't seem to stop!