First, the details.
This is another Susan B.Anderson pattern from her Itty Bitty Hats Book. The pattern is titled “Speckled Hen” and was knit in bleach, organic and black colours with a black tipped boa for the topper.
However, all I had in my random crafting stash was a pink boa. Good start! I used a very pale pink fuzzy wuzzy yarn and a darker pink nylon yarn for accent.
Next, I looked at the care and cleaning of the hat. How many boas will survive the wash? Not too many that I know of. So, I bought some velcro tabs today and attached 1 to the top of the hat and 1 to the bottom of the boa. Voila! Easy to care for.
Too the right is the image of the hat without the feathers.
I’m really enjoying working my way through this hat book and I’m already thinking about the next hat. Right now, the last three hats are sitting on my coffee table. Negative Ned says I’m turning the place into a milliners shop. He doesn’t really mind. As long as he can still see the TV and watch football he’s happy.
Speaking of Negative Ned, he and I went for a walk to the waterfall in the hills across the road from our home. The little stream is mostly frozen over. Enough at least that we were able to walk up the valley. I uploaded a video of the waterfall and ice formations to YouTube. My first time ever uploading video … I was impressed with my myself for figuring out how to do that. OOooOooOo. LOL Anyway, while I managed to figure that part out, I haven’t figured out how to improve the video quality or do much in the way of editing. In case you’re very forgiving, I’m including the link to YouTube and you can see NN near the end of the vid – he walked into the frame to show the scale of the falls.
And last –
Kim Klassen is offering a FREE LEARN TEXTURES IN 10 MINUTES course at her Blog.
If you have never heard of her or haven’t seen her work, you OWE it to yourself to pop on over. Tell her Positive Polly sent you. 🙂
Ok. I lied.
That wasn’t last.
I have to mention that I am a WINNER! WAHOO!
I entered a giveaway at Krystals Blog, SassySanctuary, and I won an original Dishtowel Belt. It’s the cutest design and I’m tickled PINK! Thanks Krystal.
Ok that really was the end.
I feel like I’m forgetting something …
The Video link: Cigar Falls on YouTube