Afternoon in the garden….

I was very good Friday!

I did all my household chores so the weekend would be free for more fun things like helping a friend clear brambles from her new allotment. Yep, I’m strange – I like that kinda thing! :-)

After a hard day of chores I thought,

“I’ll sit in the garden, watch the washing dry and knit for an hour”

My current project (I tell you about it in my next post – honest!) needs close following from the pattern- not the thing for a mongy hour knitting in the garden.

What to knit that does not require thinking and is fun and portable enough for the garden… :?

I have recently tidied my stash and sorted out a bag of rather unpromising, homeless scraplettes destined for the bin…

So I took these and my “bobble stash”…

to make more Smoothie hats. (See this posting for details of what they are for and how addictive they are. :-) )

I was rather pleased with a couple of hour’s work :razz:

OK – I did say one hour sitting in the garden but you know how it gets when you’re enjoying yourself :oops:

Here’s what I made…..

Stripes…

Ancient boucle from Twillieys (I still have the ball band – sold in ounces!)

Variations on a purple and white stripey theme…

A solidish one and a holey one…

The holey one is fun and all my knitterly friends who’ve see it grab it and want to know how it’s done -here’s the “pattern”

  • Cast on 28st and do 2 rows of K1, P1 rib as usual.
  • Row1:(K2tog,yrn) rep to end
  • Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl
  • Row 3: K1, (K2tog,yrn) rep to last st, K1
  • Row 4: Purl
  • Repeat the above 4 rows twice more.
  • Row 13: (K2tog) rep to end
  • Row 14: (P2tog) rep to end
  • Sew it up and apply pompom!

And some luxurious kimono ribbony ones (the pink one is Pure Silk and Ribbon !)

3 Responses

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  1. Arianwen
    Arianwen July 15, 2007 at 6:02 pm |

    what cute hats, you make me feel really guilty that I haven’t manged time for any yet terrible!

  2. feltboots
    feltboots July 15, 2007 at 11:00 pm |

    Great hats and love the bobbles :D

  3. polly
    polly July 24, 2007 at 7:30 pm |

    those hats are just adorable!

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