Sunday, December 09, 2007

Paying rent

I have been spending a lot of time knitting away at The Purple Purl lately. Although it seems that Jennifer and Miko are quite happy to have me there I feel terrible that I haven't been emptying my bank account there. And trust me, I WANT to give them all my money. But alas, I already have enough projects and yarn to keep me going for a quite a while. So I thought at least what I could do is knit a shop sample for them. I was trying to spoil them a little but in reality I was the one who is being spoiled. Look at this yarn!

It's Araucania Copihue and I'm so loving it! Although I'm not happy with my knitting. I must have a hat curse right now. Everything else I'm knitting looks great. But the hats, they give me problems.

Maybe you can tell I'm knitting First Hat from Knit 2 Together and I've gotten mixed reviews from some knit pals (I will admit these photos are already out of date as I've finished the hat part yesterday and the photos were taken Friday afternoon). They love the yarn. Not so thrilled with the pattern. The real reason I picked this pattern is because the hat must have a button and the Ladies at TPP carry a beautiful line of handmade buttons from AB Originals.

I think this is going to look lovely.


kiwicanuck said...

Having seen this in person I have to say both the yarn and the hat mad with it are gorgeous. Nice work!

Munchkin said...

I actually bought some Araucania copihue at the purple purl today. I really don't know what to make with it. I was hoping I could find some sort of sweater pattern cause I really love how the colors blend together.

The hat wooks awesome! Don't be so hard on yourself :)