Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hats Galore!

I have been experimenting with different crochet hat designs because I want to learn how to do shaped objects, but also because Jon is in need of a new hat. This was a fun exercise to practice shapes and get rid of some of my yarn stash! I will probably put these hats for sale in the ArtSpace Bazaar next year.

Close-up photos of the hats can be found in my crochet gallery.

The beanie (far right) was definitely the easiest to make, but it isn't very warm. I really like the green hat, but it's too big for my head. Jon likes the hat on the far left, so I will be starting another version of this hat using the new yarn I purchased (Red Sox colors) in Massachusetts.

If you have a favorite crocheted hat design, let me know!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Yarn Yarn and More Yarn!

I just returned from a restful trip to Massachusetts where I enjoyed my first "American" Christmas. I finished a crocheted hat and have started another hat. I will be doing a full post on crocheted hats once they are all complete (and photographed). I found a wonderful weaving/yarn shop called The Fiber Loft in Harvard, Massachusetts. I left the shop with mill ends, wool balls, and cotton, oh my! I am now instituting a moratorium on yarn purchasing.

I have started a Google map to track all of the yarn and weaving shops that I have visited. Check out the map here. The blue bubbles are weaving shops and the pink bubbles are yarn shops.

Do you have a favorite yarn or weaving shop? Let me know!