Shown in colors: Grey(ish), Gun Metal(ish) and Red(ish)
My Guy Hat
When designing for guys, I always say simple is best. That’s why I love plain ol’ beanies. They’re a great way for a dude to show a little style without really having to commit to anything crazy. If you go with a stockinette look, I can pretty much guarantee that your man will wear it. Use color and stripe placement to add or subtract his chosen level of funk. The My Guy hat is designed to be a bit longer than average to cover the ears and slouch a bit (a big trend right now), and includes spiral decreases at the crown for an added effect. Make this project now, or bookmark it for this year’s holiday gift ideas!
I am devastated by the loss of @hillcountryweavers founder, Susanne Middlebrooks.
I wrote a longer tribute to her on my blog and Facebook (links in bio). In short, though, she had been sick for a long time but had been a master at not letting the illness get in the way of her living. So, it was often unimaginable that she wouldn't be with us for longer. Last June during an industry convention in Chicago when Susanne came over to the bar booth I was sitting at and plopped herself next to me to chat, I had no idea that it would be the last time I'd get to see her. I'm so thankful though, that when we parted ways to go back to our respective meetings, it was with a hug. Rest in purls, my friend....
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!