Sunday, 8 February 2009

Knitting up a storm

I'm in a knitting mood at the moment - I'm sure it is directly related to the weather!

You may remember that in December I knitted this hat and mittens for Dorothy (she knitted her own scarf)

But I was never quite happy with the shape and fit of the hat - I don't know why but it just never really worked for me (I know, I wasn't the one wearing it but I still didn't like it!)

So when I saw that Rachel had knitted one of these thorpe hats I knew I just had to try again which unfortunately meant a bit of this.....................

which was totally bizarre because I don't think I've ever unravelled a completed "thing" before!

But I'm really pleased with the end result (and fortunately so is Dot!)


Which meant that naturally I had to knit some more.

So yesterday lunchtime I tootled off to the nearest wool shop and by the end of the evening I had finished this one for Daisy (except for the plaits which were added this morning - thanks must go to Mr Locket for modelling both hats for the plaiting part - he looked very sweet!)


and got this far with Fred's (only he's not having any plaits!)

and seeing as it is so freeeeeeezing cold I can foresee a cosy afternoon knitting in front of the fire while watching something wholesome and Sunday afternoon-ish with the little Lockets. Hmmm, Little House on the Prairie should fit the bill!

And before I go I will reluctantly direct you to this gorgeous giveaway.

Reluctantly because naturally I WANT TO WIN!!!!!

Hope you are all having a good weekend and that my lovely bloggy friends in Australia are all safely far away from the horrific fires. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering out there.

Lucy xxx






P.S. Are these lunatics really my children???????

28 comments:

Gina said...

The original hat was lovely but the new version is terrific! I quite fancy one of those!

Kitty said...

I love those hats. No.1 has been after one (she and her friend call them "dappy hats" - goodness knows why??) for some time. Not sure I'm up to knitting one though.

x

PS It's snowing AGAIN! :-O

Gina said...

Me again! Yep... they're your children!!!

Katy said...

oh yes - that is a vast improvement on an already super duper hat!!!

Blimey - isn't Miss Daisy getting grown up?

Sarahs Home said...

Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me. The hats look lovely. Well done.
Sarah x

periwinkle said...

that was definately a quick knit - I've been looking at that pattern too -- see you next time :-)
lisa x

dottycookie said...

You know what they say Lucy - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ;-)

Lovely knitting. I am still holding off the needles, and I've realised I simply cannot crochet anymore - it triggers my elbow pain every single time. I shall just have to look at yours instead!

sewkalico said...

Wonderful knitting you got going on there!!! Love those hats and your kids look gorgeous in them (even when they're being silly LOL)

Farmyard Crafts said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the new versions! Your kids look luck such fun live wires!!!!

Jodie said...

Love the plait hats - just gorgeous, even when modelled by a bunch of loonies.

French Knots said...

Well if they do have lunatic tendancies we all know where it comes from!
Love the new style hat, just what we all need in ts freezing weather.

Lina said...

I know what you mean about the first hat. I don't wear mine much - its just not quite long enough to cover one's ears. I really like the second version - well done you!

wonderwoman said...

love the hats Lucy - makes me want to get on a knit one - in fact i think i will - hopefully i will get some time this pm!

xx

Moogsmum said...

Fantastic hats Locket - and such speedy knitting!!

As for those lovely children - yes, they are most definately yours! In fact, they are a chip off the old block :-)

xxx

Marie said...

Lubbly hats :) I particularly like Dot's new one. I'm ROFL at the thought of Mr Locket modelling them while you frantically plait though :)

xMx

Thimbleanna said...

Yes, they are REALLY your children and they're ADORABLE!!! Love Dorthy's new hat -- and Daisy's too!

joanie said...

Gorgeous hats and gorgeous children! I like the new version of the hat too, and those plaits are too sweet :)

Suzie said...

yogur kids are cool, love the hats... feel a need to rush of to my local knitting shop and stock up....

Jane said...

Your first hat was nice but the second one is so modern and funky! Jane x

silverpebble said...

I was impressed with the original version of the hat but the new one with the plaited tassels is fab! A bit of a South American influence maybe? I'm seriously impressed by Dot's knitting.

They all look very sane to me x

Poshyarns said...

Fabulous Thorpes, I think they may be addictive...

JuliaB said...

Wow! those hats are FAB!!! lucky kids!! x

corry said...

That's a fantastic mood you are in, your hats are great!

Charlie P said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! Fab hats! I reeeeeeally want to make one...or two...or three...
But four needles?!?!?!?!? That's a bit advanced! I struggle enough with two. Do you still go to knitting at Borders? Maybe next time you'll have to teach me how to knit with lots of sticks :)

hetty said...

Cute hats! Your children are delightful. Never a dull moment at your house, I am sure!

monkee maker said...

Oooh Mrs L - so much yarny goodness going on over at yours. I love your crochet scarf and these hats are just brill!

I can't quite believe that you frogged Dot's hat while it was still on her head, but as there's photographic evidence I guess it must be so.

And to think, I always thought you were a kind mother ....

;)

Helen said...

Hats much better now!! Your sooooh clever. Thanks again "Lovely Lucy" my blogs been swamped!! Its lovely!!!
Love
Helen x

Sarahs Home said...

I have an award over on my blog for you.

sarah x