In addition to some good-natured jesting from family and friends, the evening was COMPLETE–peppered with good wishes and terrific companies as we sat around a table and enjoyed some very nice assortment sushi…it was too cold for a takeaway.
I am a hard person to buy for, outside of fiber and art! But this year, my family did me proud without struggle to decide upon such a gift. I am delighted in the New Year to hand over a very nice pile of cash to American Red Cross for supporting its disaster relief effort in Japan. If I have one wish for 2011, and it were granted, perhaps others will dedicate their milestone birthdays in the same way and think of supporting a local charity before themselves 😀
The knitterly things have continued this week in a form of a hat. Modern Cloche features a simple lace stitch pattern and a seed-stitch, in double strand, knitted brim. It’s created using a gorgeous cotton blend in my friend Erin’s favorite hue Periwinkle. The hat, modeled by my 10-year-old, is very versatile and fun to wear.
cast on for medium size…and hard-stretched the brim for a looser fit
Shown here the inside fabric
It’s suitable for everyday wear as its made of super soft cotton yarn and can be tossed in the washing machine with everything else!
although I recommend hand-washing and drying flat
Believe it or not. This could-have-been a quick knit took me
Made to fit average size adult head, worn with brim up or down
With the kitchener’s graft, the lace looks seamless when joined together.
Slipping first stitch of each row made picking up stitches for lacy crowd and double-strand seeded brim a breeze, with a polished finish.
I will definitely make another clothe in some silky wool blend, adorned with a fabulous undulating square vintage button perhaps. A beautiful twist on a beanie and flapper hat to make a stylish compromise of individuality and Elegance–very fashionable, great addition for the spring wardrobe!
This one with provisional cast on in LB Amazing Regatta
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!