Monday, August 10, 2009

Keeping It Simple....

When DH asked if I'd make him a hat a couple of weeks back I nearly fell over... I was both shocked and excited..... You see, he's never really wanted anything 'homemade' for himself, or should I say any 'handmade clothes'........ This was my chance to show him that homemade's really not that bad... LOL!!! Under strict instructions to 'only keep it simple' I got to knitting.... To my delight he absolutely LOVES the finished product and has worn it for the last 2 chilly mornings while mustering on his motorbike... *grin* I sure am one proud mumma!!!!! Can't you tell???

With a trip to town planned for this morning I whipped up a new skirt for Miss Connie....

I know it's hard to see, but I made it out of red cord and attached a ribbon to the hem using this great technique.....
We're shearing this week so life may become a bit hectic in my neck of the woods... What's going on where you are??
Take Care :)

For the beanie I just cast on a multiple of 12 stitches (96 in this case) using a 4.5mm circular needle and 2 bendigo cotton 8ply yarns knit together. I knit in k2, p2 rib for 2" and then knit in stocking stitch until my work measured 10" from the beginning (my DH has a HUGE head and also likes to have extra length so that he can fold it up)... For the decrease I followed the instructions as set out in this great little beanie calculator...

10 comments:

  1. still my crafting heart a man who requests handmade you definitely are one lucky mama!! I am loving the red legs under that gorgeous skirt. well done.

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  2. Woo hoo well done Jodie, I'm slowly working my way towards something for the man of the house!

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  3. well done all round...
    my Dh wears a beanie I knitted for him under his bike helemt as its get a bit chilly here in the AM.

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  4. I knitted my hubby a beanie hat last winter. He wore it quite a bit. It is nice when people actually use the things you make them.

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  5. Yay - that he has asked for somehting made by you. And that he loves it and wears it. I have to make a pair of socks for my DH - best get to it.

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  6. It is always nice when your loved ones request a handmade item and they wear it a lot isnt it. Warm the heart! Love the little red skirt and the cardi is very cute too with it.

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  7. How nice that your guy loves his hat! We are not close to beanie weather yet, but that blue color makes me wish we were. Too lovely!

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  8. As always they all look great! You'll be happy to know I'm whipping my knitting needles back out today! :-)

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