Sunday, 2 January 2011

Hot off the needles

I took a break from knitting my scarf to do a hat for DS1.  He's gone away for a few days, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity make something for him while he was gone.  The fact that the hat he is using at the moment has a hole in it, was another incentive to get this done.
 It only took a couple of hours to do the complete hat.  It's knitted in Rowan Cocoon, which is 80% merino wool and 20% kid mohair.  I'm hoping this will keep his head warm on those cold mornings when he's out doing his paper round.
 The hat comes complete with a pocket for his mobile phone or MP3 player. 

Once this was done, it was back to the scarf.
I finished the knitting on New Year's Eve and then spent about an hour putting the fringe on.  As the scarf is knit using aran 100% wool yarn, it is very heavy, just the thing to keep out the winter chills, and as if on cue, the temperatures have dropped again overnight,

In my attempts to clear my little corner, the next project to be tackled are the cross stitch hearts.  I have three more to do to complete the set. I made a start yesterday, and will probably continue with it today, though I may have to try and knit a hat for DS2 while he is out this afternoon.

Hope you have all had a good weekend, I know for many it is back to normal tomorrow.  We have another Bank Holiday tomorrow, DS2 comes back on Tuesday but, with one thing and another, it will be next week before we get back into our proper routine.


Gina E. said...

Hi Jane,
You are such a fast knitter!! Your boys are very lucky to have a Mum to knit all these things to keep them warm.
Haven't seen you popping up on my blogs lately, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, safe and peaceful New Year.

Terry said...

Great hat! I love the pocket on it! And that scarf is just beautiful! :0)

loulee said...

Wow, I like that scarf.

Angelcat said...

Your scarf is gorgeous, and I love that phone pocket in the hat, what a great idea!

stitcheranon said...

Brilliant as ever...just need a padlock on the phone holder rofl xx
Happy New Year!

Annie said...

That hat is made with such beautiful yarn. Love the little accessory pocket.

And I know you'll stay warm and stylish in that gorgeous scarf!

Linda said...

Hey, Jane, I love the hat. I haven't seen one with a pocket. Great idea...Your scarf is beautiful.

I hope you're feeling better and the kids are well too. Here's wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Hugs!

Terry said...

A Beannie with a pocket great idea.
Clever girl to think of ot and even clever to knit it in 2hrs.

My knitting is like slow cooking
The cable scarf is beautiful.

Pooch said...

What a clever hat! Love the li'l pocket as would my young grandsons, one of whom received his first phone for Christmas. Cute-cute-cute!

karen said...

how cool!! a hat with a pocket for a mobile phone!! and I agree, it takes ages to get back into the swing of things at this time of year. Hope you are well x

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Happy New Year Jane. Your knitting is truly beautiful. I just discovered the Rowan yarn here and I have bought a couple balls. Lovely yarn. Hugs Judy

Knitting Linguist said...

Those are great! I especially love that scarf, and I bet the hat is a huge hit :)

Sue said...

Nice looking beanie and the scarf is a 10 on the WOW factor.