On the Needles – Yarnalong

This week, I’ve got a new project on the needles. I managed to finish Cloud Chaser (finally!) (pictures coming soon), and the baby leggings are getting done on an on-again, off-again basis.

Yarnalong - 11/05/11

Squinting in the bright sunlight these past few days, I’ve realized that I’m bound to give myself premature wrinkles if I don’t invest in a proper hat and pair of sunglasses. These light blue/grey eyes don’t do well in sunlight, or even glare to be honest.

But frugality means that I’m looking for a way of creating a hat at no cost to my purse strings. What to do then? Try my hand at knitting a sun hat.

The pattern, which can be found here for everyone, or here for Ravelers, is from KnitPicks. It’s fairly basic, and I’m knitting it with leftover merino that I have from my HBC cardigan. I even have the called-for notions (millinery wire, elastic) hanging around somewhere here. Hopefully, this will be a quick project and be completed in a day or so (which will inevitably see the weather become overcast and grey no doubt).

I’m still reading Dusty Answer by Rosamond Lehmann, which is somewhat strange but very lovely. I can’t remember the date of publication, but I’m almost certain it was published before Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, and it’s very similar.

This is a photograph of Lehmann taken in England. Isn’t she glamourous? Must point out that she has a lovely woven sun hat. I don’t know if she had blue eyes too, but clearly she knew what was what when it came to wrinkle protection.

Have a great Wednesday and I’ll see you tomorrow for a special edition of History of Domestic Science – Bridal Edition. Stop by for a little delve into the world of cold creams and trousseaux – so excited!

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About Meredith

Just another twenty-something crafter, with a penchant for delicious home cooking, the English countryside, and knitting.
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7 Responses to On the Needles – Yarnalong

  1. Julia says:

    Lovely hat, I can’t wait to see it finished.

  2. octoberrose says:

    Excited for that bridal edition post. 🙂 So few people I talk to know what a trousseaux is, or why I want one! 😉

  3. Tracey says:

    Oh she is just lovely! I wish hat were still in fashion like they were in times past!
    Good for you for protecting your eyes….it is so important, even for brown eyes too 😉

    PS- I did consider knitting a red scarf!

  4. Lisa says:

    Love, love the yarn. Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  5. Kristi says:

    nice hat! My middle son has light eyes and the sun bothers him so. I need to make one for me…I’m good about sunblock but bad at hats!

  6. Swanski says:

    I really like the hat pattern! I think it is going to look pretty nifty when it is all complete. Looking forward to finished pictures 🙂

  7. Rain says:

    What a delightful place you have here!! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the sun hat. I have a straw one, but it just doesn’t cut it. I think I’m going to have to give in and get some sunnies this year.

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