The colors of the yarn I use

One of my customers was asking to see what shade of gray I will use for her order. It occurred to me that other customers will ask similar questions. I better be prepared to show what yarn I will  use for each order. So here are pictures of each yarn I use so you can see the color, shade, and hue:

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Knitting in the hospital

My friend told me to post this story because it demonstrates how obsessive I am.

Once I had an emergency and had to stay at the hospital for a few days. I didn’t have my knitting with me and I was bored out of my mind. I got so desperate that I took a roll of paper towels from the supply closet, tied them together, and started knitting them with my fingers.

Other patients and nurses kept asking me what I was doing. When a teenage girl, who was also a patient, asked me that I answered with “I don’t know but the voices in my head are telling me to do it.” The look on her face was priceless 🙂

Purple and lavender woven hat

Royal Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I love the contrast between a light shade and a dark shade of the same color presented together. I call this hat a “royal” woven because back in the day that rich purple color could only be worn by royalty. Its almost like wearing a crown when you think of it like that.

To buy your own click here.

Blue and blue woven hat

Beautiful Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I love this hat. You can’t go wrong with blue. It goes with just about everything. I especially love this angle of the hat where you can see each woven square shrink as it comes to the center. It looks like a complex geometric pattern only found in an advanced geometry class but its a hat.

To buy your own click here.

Hot pink and chocolate woven hat

Stunning Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

What could be more party themed than hot pink and chocolate? (For a girl’s party anyway.) I struggled to come up with the colors for this hat. I wanted to use the brown yarn I had but it didn’t seem to go with anything that well. I didn’t think it went with the pink either but I gave it a whirl and it turned out so nice! These colors went perfect together. I tried something new with the top of the hat and got a wildflower shape. You can see it near the top of the picture. You will also notice that the woven squares get smaller as they come closer to the wildflower in the middle. This was the first time I tried that too.

I took so many risks with this hat but it came out so beautiful that it has become one of my favorites. I’m not always that lucky but I’m glad it worked out this time.

To buy your own click here.

Green and green woven hat

Gorgeous Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

This hat was partly inspired by cucumbers and partly inspired by St. Patrick’s day. I love that a cucumber is dark green on the outside and light green on the inside. There aren’t many foods found in nature that are different shades of the same color inside and out.

St. Patrick’s day is coming in about 3 months so I guess I’m getting into the spirit early. This hat actually got me thinking about making a whole shop section on holiday themed hats. We’ll see if that goes anywhere.

Anyway I just love the color green.

To buy one of your own click here.

Yellow and white woven hat

Breath-taking Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I really wanted eggs when I made this hat. I was out of eggs and I didn’t have time to go to the store so instead I knitted this hat. Odd that a hat this pretty would be inspired by eggs. It turned out so much better than I expected. Maybe I should knit when I’m hungry more often.

If you would like one of your own click here.

Turquoise solid color woven hat

Incredible Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

This is the only hat I’ve made that is all one color. I saw that turquoise at the store and it was so pretty I knew right away that I wanted to do an entire hat in that color.

I love how it turned out. It looks like a crafted turtle shell.

It comes in 18 different colors. To order one click here.

Precious Princess Crown

Precious Princess Crown: a woven headband

Yes, I knitted a princess crown. I didn’t think it could be done but I did it.

I had parents in mind when I created this. I was inspired by the idea of a princess crown that can be thrown in the washer and dryer when it gets dirty and will not hurt a child with its spikes. The crown is really more of a headband. I’ve tried it on and it is very comfortable. Its perfect for a fussy princess that wants to look royal while keeping her ears warm.

The crown can come in 11 different sizes for babies to adults. It can also come in 8 different colors.

There aren’t any little princesses living with me so I put the crown on an 18 inch balloon for the pictures. It turned out better than I expected. If you want to buy one for your princess click here.