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December 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

hats from Terri

These hats came to me all the way from Australia! Thanks, Terri! There seems to be a progression here: first (at lower left) we have the basically-stockinette neutral hat, then (moving clockwise) a couple bands of garter stitch thrown in, then a whole segment of seed stitch, and then the little-sister hat in a variegated pink. Clearly Terri got bored with this yarn. :) Colors are slightly wonky on this photo, and despite my messing around in Photoshop, I still don’t exactly know how to fix that kind of thing. :)

hats from Estella and Carol
Next up, the aforementioned hats from Carol and Estella. Many thanks! I especially like that blue-gray stripe; very masculine. one thing that’s nice for me about this project is the variety of work that I get to see. I am not very practiced in the designing and the making-things-up, though I do recognize what I like when I see it. It’s nice to see what other people are doing.
blankets from Linda
These are not hats. These are either very cozy blankets or lightweight sleeping bags/couch cozies. No matter, they are handmade (by someone I know, no less — hi Linda!) and they are warm, so into the pile they go.
That’s eight more items. I believe that brings the total to 35. Can you send me 15 items by Christmas? It’s 13 days away — you’ll have to work fast — but I bet you can do it. :) Thank you!
Here’s a photo unrelated to the others:
raw materials
I think I’m going to play a little coy with what I’m building out of these boxes, lest I fail.* I will tell you that the cardboard from the box on top is destined to go inside the other two boxes, and none of the labeling will show when I’m finished. (I hope.) I can also reveal that I am greatly inspired by this project, though I am not making that kind of thing. Here is the probably-not-exhaustive list of other supplies that are not pictured:
  • a box cutter
  • very likely another box
  • X-Acto knives, if I can find them (i.e. if I didn’t leave them in the desk drawer at my last job)
  • some fabric
  • white glue
  • epoxy
  • piano hinges (2)
  • primer
  • contact paper
  • very narrow quarter-round molding, I think
  • a book or two from the library (because in the absence of my mom, I definitely need a book to learn from)

* I shouldn’t even admit that I’m thinking about how I might fail — but this is a bigger thing than I’ve done before, and the waters are uncharted, and I do have a well-documented history of biting off more than I can chew and failing to follow through with my plans. Quick, someone motivate me!

Tags: knitting · daily · cornerstone project

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cat // Dec 13, 2007 at 10:35 am

    I know what you’re making, and while I think it is amazing, I do not think it is impossible, and therefore YOU CAN DO IT! How’s that for motivation?

  • 2 Mel // Dec 15, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Yep, me too! What she said! Contact paper is a great substitute for wallpaper and KMart has lots, usually.

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