Monday, February 16, 2009

Fearless Tobogganers

Sadly, my very busy work schedule has infringed upon my precious free knitting time. I’ve only managed to knit one day this past week and not much the week before and boy does my overall mood show it. I get pretty cranky when I don’t get my knitting stress relief. So today, I’m going to share a couple of shots of the recent past.

All hats in these pictures were hand knitted by me. Unfortunately, you can’t see the details in my hubby’s hat but it’s from Elsebeth Lavold’s Viking Patterns for Knitting. The pattern is called Harald.

The hats my daughter and I are wearing were inspired by Anna Zilboorg’s 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit. Mine is the Egyptian style but I put in my own motifs. On my daughter’s, I used the motif that was in the book for cone hats, but I added earflaps with I-cord ties, which none of the hats in the book have.
My son’s hat is my own original design which I covered in previous blog posts under the labels “dragon” and “dragon scarf”.
Over the past couple of weeks, virtually all our snow has melted, although I hear we will have a snowstorm on Wednesday. Winter is far from over.


lara griffiths said...

oh snow! i am sooo very jealous. i would give knitting time up for just a bit-o-snow!

Jo said...


You can have our snow! We're supposed to get more tomorrow, and I've absolutely sick of it.

The hats are great. I've been wanting to try one with earflaps, but it looks like I may not get to it this winter.

Fran said...

Lara, I have to agree with Jo. I used to love snow as a kid because I could just play in it. I hated it when I had to start driving it. :)

bunnits said...

Wow! Look at all that snow! Living here in Alabama, we don't get much. Back in Tennessee during my childhood, we actually got snow accumulation that permitted sledding, snowman construction, and lots of other fun. One of my fondest memories is the smell of the wool scarves that my mom wrapped around my neck (and face) as part of her bundling up process before I could go out and play in the snow. I still love the smell of wool.

I love the hats, the blanket edging, and the adorable dinosaurs you've knit.

cornchowder said...

Ahhh sledding!! that looks awesome!! I'm jealous too! I want to go sledding in warm knitting hats!!! looks like a fun but tiring day~~ and I agree winter is only pretending to be over at the moment... as soon as I lose my mittens it will kick right back up!

Mr Spooky said...

Ohhhhh! I wished we could get snow like that!!! We get enough to coat the ground..... and then it's gone as soon as the sun shines.