Friday, 26 December 2008

Festive Foliage


I needed to make a Christmas present for Mr G's mum as we were going to her house in France for Chrimbo. Doing some seatching on the magic that is Ravelry I found this hat pattern on knitty.com. Other users on Rav had said how quick it was.
Due to my steroid induced insomnia and having to be up at 4am to catch the Eurostar to Paris I decided to stay up all night and whip up this festive little number. I had some GGH Belair left over from my Mum's Yorkshire Rose hat and combined this with some Rowan kidsilk night to give a bit of fuzz and sparkle.
I cast on at about 10pm and had finished by 2am, knit while watching Father Ted. I wove the ends in on the Eurostar. Great pattern. The Belair yarn is lovely and soft with a lofty feel to it. I'd use it again for hats, especially as I got 2 hats out of 2 skeins with a bit to spare.
Mr G's mum was very pleased with it. She didn't want her face in the photo so I got in her outdoor Christmas decorations in shot instead as they make me smile.

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