Soon to become a zippered and lined pouch for odds and ends, or pencils, and things like that. I had forgotten how quickly simple, straight stockinette stitch knitted up.
I’ve made more than one of these Piksi hats for friends; but finally, a bright Malabrigo Merino Worsted red drew me in and forced me to make one of these adorable hats for myself. This hat certainly helps further along my current obsession with combinations of stockinette, garter, and reverse stockinette stitches, as well as giant poms.
Pleased, much. But, I think I’ll make another one soon with some mods to the initial ribbing–creating a 1×1 instead of a 2×2.
As always, more snaps of the Pixie: Where is my mind? over at the Hearty Hats flickr set.
He’s one of my favorite musicians, no doubt. And who knew Elvis had such a great “knitted” style?
My friend declared to me the other week that my “fetish” is knitting for men, or knitting men’s items that I in turn wear. It’s true, indeed. She even boasted that I should open an etsy shop dedicated solely to providing homemade knitwear to women who don’t know how to knit but actually have boyfriends to gift the stuff off to. Novel, idea, no? I think we bandied about a shop title of “Boys who like girls who like knitting but can’t for shit”…and then the trail went cold.
Anyways, Elvis Perkins not only has a gorgeous face, indeed, and a remarkable talent, he has inspired my latest knitting craze: men’s skinny scarves, intricate Fair Isle sweater vests, fisherman-style hats in bright colors, and even gorgeous Aztec-style button-ups.
Calling all males: who wants something?
My Mum, even the inspirational genius, knew I wanted a colorful runner to add some spice to my otherwise bland dining table, and so set about sewing me this gorgeous one. It’s perfect with my potted succulents or provides some bi-polarity to my cast iron, conservative candlesticks, which I adore.
The reverse side is a chocolate brown with miniature cream dots to add some interest and change when I need it.