My mother made me a hat for Christmas. I begged her not to, but it still happened.
As a hat maker on v6, I am sure you remember v1. Not only did I get v1, but I have a weird shaped head.
My heart goes out to hatters, milleners, cobblers, and the like. It is a difficult, tricky thing to make.
I swear fascinators must be easier, since they don’t actually have to fit. You pin them on.
Oh, why yes I do listen to and digest fashion
OMG. I think I’m at least two more revisions away from foisting my hat design on anyone else.
I love my parents, and I love thoughtful gifts… But holy hell, I’ll letcha take a picture of me but I ain’t wearing it in public
BTW I really like the brim.
wow! that looks like some crazy clock-work monster: not an instrument!
We made vanilla grapefruit marmalade today to mixed results. It has a wonderful vanilla start, and it finishes on a great grapefruit flavor, but the transition between the two is odd.
This is not really a maker thing, but I decided to work on organizing my house a while back. We have a super tiny house from 1938 that was never really intended as a permanent living structure to begin with. There is a fair amount of storage but it’s all very awkward to access. Meantime, we have piles of stuff and we tend to just shuffle it around from one place to another. My hope is that sometime in the next year or two we will be moving, and when we do, I’d like to be able to show the place looking organized, and I know I won’t be able to do that on a tight schedule.
I’ve been using the information from this lady www.alejandra.tv who I feel like I ought to find annoying but instead I find her really cute and great. She’s just such an organizing nerd. I love how she will take a long aside in her videos to exude over her favorite pen or why she loves this binder tab SOOOO much.
So far I’m making progress and after feeling like I totally failed at first I’m starting to feel like things are coming together. It still feels like a first draft and hopefully after I get the whole place together (one upside of a small home is that is an actual possibility) then I can start to sort through it all more and eliminate more things.
I’m wondering how a lavender might mix into that combo. Seems like you need some kind of mid note there between the soft vanilla and the sharp grapefruit.
Sounds like such an interesting blend.
Making progress on a knitting project:
Like I need another hat, but the yarn (a silk/merino blend) was a gift and I like the feel of it. And the pattern was free, so bonus points on that. The pattern’s pretty easy, and I’m pretty pleased with the way it’s looking so far!
That looks amazing. I’ve been meaning to try my hand at cabling but haven’t gotten around to it except on test pieces. I’m not sure jealous is the right term but again it looks amazing.
As you’ve pretty much figured out, the key to hat knitting is practice. (Easy for a long time knitter to say. Over 30 years, coming up on 35 too soon.)
Oooh I really like the open-weave look on that. So delicate!
Thanks! It’s not even cabling - the lace pattern is just knit stitches, YOs, SSKs and K2TOGs. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy-peasy. No, really!
Just sanded down and rewaxed a couple of old cutting boards. Nothing big in the works.
Oooh, I hadn’t thought of lavender. I was going to try stirring in some coconut next time we had toast.
Oh my gods. I would never have guessed. K2TOGs have been my bread and butter for decreases but I’ve only recently started SSKing.
beekeepers gold [beeswax/mineral oil]
Well I never knew. Thanks for teaching me something.
I am not pure snark, gifs, and asshattery, just the horn