Monday, December 20, 2010

Soldier Boy

I saw a knitted hat made with thick yarn.  They knitted it flat and sewed it up when it was finished.  I normally do not like the seam, but I wanted the lumps, bumps, and unusual threads and texture to show.  I used a batt that I called Soldier Girl and a very thin English long wool as a second yarn to ply it with.  There is some sparkle in the wool, but I think it is still very masculine, especially since I plied the fun yarn with a plain, narrow brown yarn.  I knitted two strands together for the hat and tacked toy soldiers on the hat randomly.  The green looks gray in the picture and the soldiers look blue, the colors are much brighter in color and more green or beige.  What do you think?  If I had it to do over again, I think I would look for the parachute guys.  The guns are a no no in schools.

I saw a new term for knitters and crafters that have a major material/fiber surplus.   It is called S.A.B.L.E.

I normally do not decorate a tree.  I had a small pink one stored, but it discolored to peach while in storage.  I looked at 5 stores before we found one to replace it.  I found this 3 foot tree at Wal-Mart with pre-strung lights for only $25.00.  It was the last one and the display model.  I placed it on the tea cart in the dining room area and decorated it.  I still need a topper for the tree.  It says Christmas to me.  Does it say Christmas to  you?

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