Monday, February 22, 2010

shroom, part 2

Sadie and I have been wearing our new hats so much I almost forgot to write about them. Her Shroom worked out much better than mine, and she has been wearing it every day. She picked the purple wool from the Romni sale bins (Rowan, no less!) and I held two strands together to make it bulky enough for the pattern. I think I would find the wool itchy, but Sadie doesn't seem to mind. It isn't really slouchy like most other Shrooms, but it looks cute on her wee head. As for my Shroom, I did unravel it and settled on a super plain hat with a ribbed brim. Not very exciting but quite warm and already well worn. I made mittens to match using the Instant Mittens pattern. I used a smaller needle so the final fabric would be really dense and warm. And again, I am in love with this Debbie Bliss wool. It's the chunky weight this time, but in both the aran and chunky it's the little bit of angora that is so decadent. Obviously I'm smitten. I've heard that Romni is selling all their aran weight and heavier wools at 20% off right now...would it be wrong to stock up for projects next winter?

And the winter after that?


Tracy said... [Reply to comment]

sooo cute. man i miss winter! xo

Rima said... [Reply to comment]

So very cute! Great color choices.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Thats lovey, and the little leg warmers in the previous post are just fab!