Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010: Fresh off the Hook

Happy New Year!

I know, I know, I still need to blog about my Florida adventures! Soon I will! :)

I did want to share my first finished 2010 Crochet Project: it's a hat based upon one of the main characters, Bella actually, in the Twilight series. In the movie Bella wears a solid crocheted hat featuring raised stitches and cables. Being snowed in and with Mini~Dee's birthday around the corner I decided she needed her own "Twilight" themed cap ... all I needed was the right yarn and hook.

At the time I made this decision, well, let's just say having a fairly large yarn stash to "shop" in (day or night, during rain/sleet/snow storms) can be wonderful! I found a pretty self-striping wool/soy yarn in my stash that matched her new winter coat perfectly. I soon set to work. (Funny, I don't recall when or where I purchased the yarn!) It didn't take long for the hat to take shape, or for Mini~Dee to recognize the hat design for that matter. After weaving in the ends and blocking the hat, Mini~Dee couldn't wait to wear it to school! I've never seen her so excited over a hat before!

However, when she came home from school the next day she had a request for me: make it longer! See, I had created it just a wee bit short as she wanted to show off her nearly pierced ears. With our Connecticut winter weather reading in the teens (and wind chills in the single digits) she decided it was better to have a longer hat to help keep her ears warm! So, I added a bit of length and now she's even happier with the hat! (Why the wolf in the picture? She's on Team Jacob!)

We're seven days into the New Year; what crochet projects are you working on, or have already finished?