I finished a few projects this weekend. I was not happy with the pictures. I looked tired, haggard and, and, well, 48. My birthday is next month, I'll be 48. It's ok really. No, no it's not, I'm scared to death.I started this hat at Jonathan's 2nd basketball game on Sunday. I finished it watching the football marathon on TV. I don't know what came over my hubby, but he cooked dinner Sunday so I had a lot of unexpected time on my hands. It's a stash hat made with Crystal Palace Fling novelty yarn, Jo Sharp Silkroad and something else I've long lost the label for. I kept fussing with the photo editor trying to get the light right so that you could see the yarn better when I discovered these fun filters that let me do this -
Wow, what an improvement on the nearly 50 face! I used a colored pencil filter.
This is more Fling yarn in blue along with some mohair and Jo Sharp Silkroad - 4 strands in all. My oldest son says it looks like a synchronized swimming hat. Whatevah!
I finished that Aura hat worn by the really gorgeous model in the Rowan book. I decided to take some more liberties with my photo editor -
I did the hat with 70 stitches on a 7 circular needle. I also left off a few rounds of filler between the decrease rounds. I should do a better job with taking notes.
I am really happy to report that I redid the picot edge on the truffle clutch and now it's all ready to be lined. My friend Phyllis had promised to help me gain some skillz with sewing so I hope she'll help me do the lining. I haven't found the fabric yet and I guess I'll have to buy a cute vintage like pin for the front.
This is my version
Jo Sharp's version