Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've been doing a little knitting.

A few months ago I picked up some Mission Falls wool on clearance at my LYS. I wound up with 8 balls, and I made a few hats for the general election campaign with Knitters for Obama. We're trying to hit up swing states and focus on homeless veteran's charities.


For the most part, I used Ellen's Knit Hat pattern, although I sampled the London Beanie and The Boy Hat. The other patterns were great, but I liked the first one best for simplicity purposes. These hats are my purse projects, and I needed something that I can just throw in a bag and go.

Pattern Specs:
Patterns:
Ellen's Knit Hat, London Beanie, The Boy Hat
Needles: Size 7 circs & dpns
Time: A few days a piece
Cost: $24 total, or about $3.50 each

I'm moving back to Tennessee next week, and I cannot wait. And when I say "move" - I mean, living/working there for the rest of the summer. It might only be 7 weeks, but it's going to be awesome. I can't wait to spend the 4th of July grilling out with my family.

8 comments:

Cinnamonamon said...

Wow! Live the different stripes. :) I hope you have a great time in Tennessee! :) :)

Carrie Penny said...

So, you don't mind if my husband and I just show up right? BBQ in TN! SCORE! I think the next time we move, I am going to insist on a pretty state (at least a pretty part of a state!)

staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Just lovely, Amanda. I think the color combo was esp. inspired, and I tend to put blue/green together myself. ;^) Love all the different looks you got with just two yarns. The Boy Hat pattern is a real find--DH may need a chemo cap soon, so I am going right over there to get the pattern. For now I'll knit it in something coolish like cotton though! Enjoy TN for the rest of the summer. It's good to be with family.

Jen said...

Enjoy your time in TN! And, I love the hats.

Opal said...

Wow. You are really churning those hats up!(or is it out?) Either way, they look great!

Elaine said...

The hats are wonderful. What a caring thing to do. Have a wonderful summer.
I'm sure being home with your family will be great.

adrienne said...

Oh, I love the greens! The hats look great!

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