Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Yarn Along

I have a thing for hats, not wearing them, knitting them.
I look terrible wearing a hand knitted beanie hat.

I like knitting hats because they are easy, 
I can usually memorize the pattern and they make a nice gift.
Did I mention they are "easy" and portable, you can take and work on them anywhere.
For that reason, all most of my friends and family own a hand knitted hat.
I still have a few people on my "they don't have a hat list",
and a new friend who needs one!

I knitted this hat last week, it took 5 evenings and maybe a few car rides.

A Cider Press Hat
Soft - warm Alpaca Yarn
for someone I've known a really long time...
I want to be the person who keeps her warm durning the winter.

I purchased this yarn at Arrow Acres Farm
It's Farm Yarn
Made from a blend of Smoke Ring, Shooshi & Mr. Bates
I love this farm, you can visit with these Alpaca on the farm,
then make a nice hat with their fiber.
And one other happy p.s. about this farm, this is where Ms. Leanne taught me how to knit.

I am joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along 


Changes in the wind said...

What a wonderful memory to have leaning to knit there.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

"I want to be the person who keeps her warm during the winter." That is a wonderful and loving thing to do, Debbie. Your hats are treasures to all who get one.

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

I feel the exact same way about hats. Love to knit them, despise wearing them. And, I too have a local alpaca farm that allows you to hang out with the alpacas then purchase their fiber. It's so much fun to knit with yarn when you know who 'donated' it.

21 Wits said...

A very special place indeed!

Unknown said...

I LOVE this hat, Debbie!
I don't like hats on me either, but sometimes around here in winter, it is a definite necessity.
Happy day to you, my friend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Debbie, I do not like wearing hats either. Your knitted hat is cute and I like yarn color. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

karen said...

I am not a huge fan of hats but the wurm hat is my all time favorite, I believe I look good in it. lovely yarn!!

Leanne Coppola said...

It looks gorgeous!!!!!! It really makes me sooooo happy to see you knitting away and loving every minute. You're one special lady :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the beautiful, neutral yarns you choose. Gorgeous! And I love the photo. So pretty, Debbie!

Karen Lakis said...

Very pretty! I always think I look terrible in hats - but when I need to wear one, It's good to wear something nice.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love that hat.
I also love that Christmas bauble!

All the best Jan

Bonnie K said...


Bev said...

OHHH your lucky friend!! Great colour... I like knitting in the car too!... I was doing a dishcloth on this trip....but only got about 6 rows done... I seemed to fall asleep when I wasn't driving:)

BeachGypsy said...

you do a great job on those, and every project you've shown us, actually! I enjoy seeing your talent. Glad you stopped by, and yep...i love the color of that purple shirt too! LOL I bought that on one of the hottest days of the summer at a thrift shop......and impatiently waited to WEAR IT, hoping for Fall. I think I got to pull it out when we were evacuated for Hurricane Matthew, Its very comfortable too.

Ashley said...

is it bad that i was completely distracted by those adorable pictures of llamas?
your hats look so lovely, ms. debbie!
i actually want to purchase a knit has the holiday season...i normally don't like wearing hats, but i'm feeling brave this winter.
either brave or very cold.

thanks for sharing!
blessings to you!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

You certainly have got a good hat industry going there

Adam said...

I think a farm near me has alpacas

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

your friends and family are fortunate indeed!

Emily S. said...

I love knitting hats for all the same reasons :)

Jenn Jilks said...

How on earth do you knit in the car?! Mind you, I cannot knit at all! :-)

LeAnn said...

I always love your knit hats. I know that it is fun to be able to do projects in the car. I used to crochet when in the car.
You do have a knitting talent and I loved the photos. Blessings for your sweet gifts to family and friends.