Saturday, July 22, 2006

New Punkin on the Vine

Here is the latest version of the Fruity Baby Hats I have been making lately. The Tomato Hat started the whole thing, then I started making changes to the pattern and switched colours to see what I could do to come up with different friut shapes.









OK, so this one took me a bit longer than a couple of days to finish. This Punkin is a variation on the previ0us one, with a different set of decreases at the crown utilizing the pearl stitches that comprise the grooves up the side of the little melon head.







The weaving that the hat is displayed on is a beautiful Cotton Warp, Wool Weft Coverlet from arround 1840. It has a pulled thread here and there, and could use a bit of conservative re-weaving, but still in remarkable condition for being nearly 160 years old. Not bad for $5.00 us at one of the local GoodWill stores. I do love a bargain.

Next in the Fruit Hat lineup, [I think] is going to be a Bananna. Doing the engineering in my head at the moment, will move it to paper, then to the needles soon.

3 Comments:

Blogger WesWhiner said...

Awwwww, that's one cute pumpkin!

9:06 PM  
Blogger SheKnits said...

Gary!!!

I finally found my way to your blog.

We need to get together and knit and sip on coffee or... ice cold water! (IT'S HOT OUT THERE!!)

Also, when we do get together, perhaps I can get my book back? :o)

1:01 PM  
Blogger SheKnits said...

p.s. This is Christine, former backroom team member... Hazel Dell

1:07 PM  

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