I’ve been doing a bit of knitting lately, I had missed it after hooking up all of those cushions… So I started a hat which I had been planning to knit with some *birthday wool* which is very special wool not usually purchased on my student budget! I bought some of this…
B*gger! I had to slip a shot of Raymond lolling in the sunshine there, as I have deleted the artistic shots I took of my *birthday wool!* Well, it was two balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino… so I started knitting up my hat…
I’m loving that blue… I bought it especially to go with my “new” green jacket I bought at the op shop in Whanganui a few weeks ago.
So knitting away… I was determined not to make it too small (remember the touchyarn hat?) so I made it HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE, then frogged most of it… then made it a bit smaller, finished it, and it has just seemed a bit… you know… not quite right.
Disappointing isn’t it? I think I have performance anxiety issues around using gorgeous wool. So this morning I was in front of my mirror getting ready and trying on the hat again, and just as a joke, held up my gorgeous touchyarn flower badge, and it just changed the entire look of the hat!
But I’ve never been an embellisher… never worn wooly flowery goodness on my gear, in fact, I make baby hats with big flowers, am I ready to cross that line I have set for myself? I have nothing to lose, so I’m going to whip up a 4 layered stacked flower and see how it looks.
What do you think will work best with my hat colour?
All blues and turquoises with the original hat colour in the centre?
Or the last option… mixing up the greens and blues?
This is so confusing!
To flower or not to flower? Will this one flower change my image and push me over into the realms of “out and proud crafter???!!!” Am I ready for that? Or am I still in the crafty closet (to a point)?
Let me know what you think!!!
Love from Alice and Raymond XX