Felicity 2

December 12, 2008

Felicity 2

My Felicity.  Ah, I truly love this hat!  it is nicer than a traditional beanie because it doesn’t feel like it is squeezing my melon and yet it covers my head and ears so that the cold wind can not come knockin’.  

My mods for this one were:

cast on 80 on size 7 circulars and knit pattern till 3 inches, increase to 90 stitches knit till total 5 !inches, increase to 100 stitches and knit 4 more rounds, increase to 110 stitches and knit 4 more rounds, increase to 120 stitches and knit 4 more rounds and then begin the decrease as written beginning with knit 10, k2tog. around.  Finished and loved.

What is your favorite hat this year for winter wear?

Peace~ Dawn


Swirl Neck Warmer

November 25, 2008

Ah!! Look, a finished object to report and just in time for winter weather.

This is the Swirl Neck Warmer by Sarah Chilson of Red Threads: Untangling. It is a super sweet pattern that was so easy to knit, I could hardly believe it. I used some stash yarn (Caron Simply Soft held double and followed the pattern right along).

The buttons were the most difficult part. I live in an area that apparently shall remain buttonless so I had to drive to Nashville to get these. I could have gotten them a little closer to home, like 40 miles away but I was headed to the BIG city anyway. JoAnn Fabrics rocks, people!

Anyway, there you have it. I have a few more things on the needles that should be coming off soon. Till then, stay safe and warm!




Rad Hats for Rad Kids

November 4, 2008

Rad Hats for Rad Kids, originally uploaded by DawnsRays.

Two more hats for the Rad Bad Beanies pile! I love these two–so much fun.

Happy knitting!


Minttumaari-huivi Is Complete!

October 28, 2008

Previously blogged about in August, you may remember the odyssey that was finding this awesome shawl pattern in English.  Well, it was found and at the end of September it was completed.  We took the shawl to Old Stone Fort and had a little photo session.  For some reason, I believe that shawls/wraps should grow on trees because I have a tendency to photograph them there.  Ah, but if that were true, what would I do in my spare time, right?  Anyway, without further ado:

Have a great week and I hope that if you are in the mood for a shawl knit that you try this one.  It was fun and easy!  

Peace~ Dawn


Separation of Blogs

October 24, 2008

I have a new blog Today and Everyday that I will be using on a more daily basis for my random musings.  This blog, Wild Yarn, will only be used for knitting. 

I decided to separate the two blogs because they are so different and I realize that some people that come for the knitting could really give a crap about the other stuff so this makes finding what you want a little bit easier.  Plus, I like the idea of having a place to ramble on about insights, poetry, pictures, and other crafts and ideas that is it’s own.  

So, for knitting come here and enjoy all the fiber goodness you can stand and for other, please come by  TODAY AND EVERYDAY.  Have a great weekend.  Oh, shawl pictures coming soon!!

Peace~ Dawn


Scrap Hat

October 22, 2008

The Scrap-Happy Celebration Hat

This hat was taken from Cosy. She has it posted as a freebie (which I love). I used 5 different “scrap” yarns and still have some leftover from a few more of these.

* it was a fast knit
* it used scrap yarn
* it is teh cute!

What more could one ask for in a pattern.

This one is going in the donation pile for my Rad Bad Beanies. I hope to have 12 hats completed before Thanksgiving so I can mail them off and give some kids some warm heads.

Hope everyone is doing well.


NAIA Pow Wow 2008–Tennessee

October 21, 2008
The Pow Wow that we went to on Saturday was so much fun. It was a fairly big one with lots of dancing and drumming. I had an Indian Taco served on fry bread–the best! We always go to the same booth because they serve it piled high with meat and veggies. The arts and crafts booths seemed to be a little bit bigger than last year. Lots of venders with beautiful jewelry and other craft ware. I would have loved to stayed and seen the dancing at night by my family was pooped so we called it a day around 4p.m.

My flickr page has many more photos plus you can see the pendant I bought, too.