Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Last Sunday we went to the Ohio Cup Disc Dog competition at Riverdowns Racetrack (in the infield) The weather was awful- it was cold with no sun and a brutal hard wind blasting us across the filed all day. I packed a camping tent to shelter the baby and that worked out really well. Mom joined us with some meatloaf for lunch and held the baby in the tent when we went out and took turns trying to throw discs to Speck in the toss-n'-fetch. Everyone in the family, even Fiona, did better than me. My frisbees flew like turkeys thrown from a helocopter. Speck was fantastic and undistracted by the other dogs and people there. He did so well for John and Broadus that they made the cut to go on to the second round. Broadus wound up winning third place Juniors- and he got a beautiful ribbon and dogtag medal.

I photoshopped this picture as a joke to show what the weather felt like.

I have wanted to take a picture of the kids and the goat cart with the fall colors for two years now and today it was warm enough for them to wear their German costumes. I was kind of hoping to get something greeting card quality, but my focus and timing were off today. The kids did great modeling under the circumstances. (headstrong goat issues)

I made Fiona a hat in 24 hrs- it was a very rewarding knit to have a start and finish. I used some white unspun Icelandic yarn I had recycled out of a Goodwill sweater. Yesterday I dyed two small hanks with Wilton's dyes and by evening the yarn was dry and ready to knit.

The pattern is a really cute elfin little thing with a mitered ribbed edge and short row filling in the ear flaps.

The color pattern was just something I made up. This hat really hugs the face and nape of the neck. It's tempting to always put ties on an earflap hat- but for this design that would be overkill. I finished the hat by 9 AM and it was big enough to fit me- I popped it in the wash and it felted down really nice. This is going to be a WARM hat. I'll make Angus one after we get through haloween.


Dibble said...

Loved the photoshop picture! 'cuz I'm sitting here thinking where the heck did they go again? No where I know in Ohio looks like that. YOu crack me up.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the hat you knit for your daughter! It is absolutely adorable.

Can you tell me where to get a copy of that pattern??

My college-age son wants me to felt him just like this one. Would it be hard to adapt to a bigger size?

Thank you so much!

Sarah said...

I used a fibertrends pattern for the hat- the pattern is for a much lighter yarn, and without felting- but if you know how to manipulate your gauge etc- the pattern has all you need for endless variations on a brilliant design! I'm glad you like it... it should adapt very well to adult size/style, the pattern does go up to adult.

Sarah said...

hhmmm... in case that link didn't work right- it's pattern #CH34 which is listed in the children's section as "Ear Cozies" on the fibertrends website

Fern said...

the hat that you knit looks totally different! way more elfin, i think (which is a very good thing In my eyes!!) did you follow that pattern to a T or did you change the shape at all?
also ive been looking for the pattern but it says you have to buy it from somewhere else.. where did you buy it from?