Monday, January 05, 2009

STASH BUSTING FAIR ISLE TAMS in aran weight yarn.

Just a quickie (not that this daily blogging lark is becoming a chore yet, oh no!) - as I'm on call tonight and I should be in bed.

I sold a hat today, for £15. I was knitting a third tam down the pub (at our midwives' christmas do, as one does) and the landlady ooohed and ahhed over it. Quick as you like, Nigel, the landlord, nipped over and asked me if I would knit one for remuneration. Not normally, says I, as you wouldn't want to pay what I'd ask, but I might make an exception. So the deal was done and Fiona got the hat.

These are they - a quick, stashbusting, aran knit - see those long, colour changes that noro is so excellent for! And the pattern is a free download from GrammaK on Ravelry, to be found at Gramma K's Fair Isle Tam by Kathleen Taylor

This is the first one I did (front and back): it was rather large, so I knit the second one with one less repeat of the pattern and a bit of bodging. This first one went as a birthday present to Carolyn.
Here is the lovely Kate (a new and so young midwife who has just joined our Team and wun my hat fair and square in our annual 'reveal or steal' christmas party game) modelling tam number two.
And this is the last hat, with the same number of repeats which went to Fiona the landlady...


Lucette said...

Beautiful tams.

Pixie said...

Wow they are gorgeous, like works of art for the head.. if only a hat would look good on me lol..

Well done you on selling one :))

Rosie said...

Love them. Am going to be brave and try fair isle again this year (after about 16 years of trembling!). I'm going to a Rowan workshop at our local John lewis next month and I've been hoarding 4-ply for years.