Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ribbons to Send

Hi Knitters,
Yesterday I quickly whipped up a Ribbons hat from Itty-Bitty Hats for the Itty-Bitty Knits group Ribbons Hat Swap. What a fun little knit. It's a dreary day weather-wise around here so the pictures are fittingly dreary, too. It looks like the sun is trying to peek out now though.
I dug through my ribbon stash and pulled out some luscious dusty pink crinkly ribbon, some raw baby pink silk, and one sheer chocolate brown ribbon and one silk chocolate brown ribbon. Brown and pink, one of my favorite color combos of all-time.
I used the squishy, washable Spud & Chloƫ Sweater yarn in Ice Cream. It is a worsted weight and worked up slick as can be on a size 7 needle at 5 stitches per inch. It is as creamy and smooth as any vanilla should be.
I'm going to include a Spud & Chloe pattern box and a skein of S & C Sweater yarn in Moonlight for my swap partner to enjoy. She lives in Canada. I hope to get to the post office this afternoon but we'll see how the day unfolds. I think my Ribbons hat looks like a sweet cupcake done up in style. I love it!!

Next, I am in participating on the June Knitalong for the Upside Down Daisy Hat from Itty-Bitty Hats. The group is doing a casual knitalong to go through all of the hats in the book. I need a hat for a gift so I am jumping in for this one. Come and join us, you can pop in and out as your schedule allows!

I noticed on ravelry that one of my toy designs ended up in this magazine supplement. I am going to try to get a copy of this magazine today. That is always a weird surprise to see one of your patterns turn up somewhere. I will post more about this when I get a copy in front of me.

I had a kind reader, Chris, let me know that I was on WhipUp.net here. I am so appreciative that people let me know about these things. Otherwise I would miss it completely. Thank you so much, Chris.

One last mention, did you see this project? Looooove it. Must make it. Really, what a great site. It never fails.

Take care on this Wednesday and hopefully you'll get to knit a little.
best, susie

6 comments:

Mary Heather said...

That hat is precious!! i wish i was your swap partner, but I'm sure my partner will be great too!! :)

Anonymous said...

The ribbon hat is absolutely adorable. It is so cute and sweet that it almost made my eyes melt when I looked at it! --Ramona

kgr-ranch said...

IN THE HAT SWAP AND I LOVE THIS HAT!

Okay - I just HAD to peek and was it ever worth it. You inspire me to dream BIG and to dream of big ribbons. I love it - amazing! There is going to be one very happy recipient in the Great White North! Love the blog too!

theresa said...

I wish that a 40-something woman living in Florida didn't look silly in that beautiful hat. I'd wear it.

Kate said...

Love your ribbon hat!
I've also got the crocheted stash basket in my queue -

Inspired Tokens said...

This is by far my most favorite hat! I anxiously awaiting the birth of my niece's second child. They don't want to know the sex, so I have to wait until 'she' is born. I just know it's a girl and I will certainly knit this hat! Thanks for sharing!