Holiday Knitting

I hope all of you in blogland survived yesterday. We had a passable Christmas but my husband’s grandmother fell on Christmas Eve Day and broke her hip so we’ve been pretty sad about that. She’s 94 and really sharp and independent. She’s so mad at herself for falling. I hope she’ll be able to get over the anger so she can focus on recovery. She broke her other hip seven years ago and she bounced back relatively quickly so we’re pulling for her this time.

A few weeks ago, I took this sunrise picture at my grandfather’s apartment. It’s not a great picture but I love the color the light made on the white wall.

I’ve been working on a hat pattern that I’m going to call Winter Sunrise because I’m using a nice red and orange. If the hat looks good, I’ll put up the pattern. If it’s ugly, I’ll grit my teeth and rip.
I took the color work pattern from this book:

Speaking of hats, here’s a picture of Aaron’s Bea Ellis hat with the liner sewn up. I’ve read in blogland that a provisional cast on makes the liner seam easier but I think it would look funny with the color work pattern, since I would be knitting the black liner together with both black and white stitches. I didn’t want to compromise the color work so I tacked the liner up later. It seems pucker-free so I probably won’t block it.


Stay tuned for more knitting!

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32 comments so far

  1. Stacey on

    both hats look great! eh – it’s a hat – I wouldn’t bother blocking at this point!

  2. Stacey on

    both hats look great! eh – it’s a hat – I wouldn’t bother blocking at this point!

  3. Zarah on

    Your Bea Ellis hat looks great! I’ve been wanting to try some colorwork myself, that seems like a manageable project to start with.

  4. Zarah on

    Your Bea Ellis hat looks great! I’ve been wanting to try some colorwork myself, that seems like a manageable project to start with.

  5. alltangledup on

    hope husband’s grandmother gets well soon. It must be so frustrating for her.

    I think that the hats both look lovely

  6. alltangledup on

    hope husband’s grandmother gets well soon. It must be so frustrating for her.

    I think that the hats both look lovely

  7. Risa on

    Your hats look awesome! I love the colors on the one you’re designing.

    Thanks for your comment :) You’re so sweet! I took your advice and changed the subtitle of my blog.

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!

  8. Risa on

    Your hats look awesome! I love the colors on the one you’re designing.

    Thanks for your comment :) You’re so sweet! I took your advice and changed the subtitle of my blog.

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!

  9. Holly Burnham on

    You have a keen eye for color. I really find the red and orange appealing.

  10. Holly Burnham on

    You have a keen eye for color. I really find the red and orange appealing.

  11. I.M. Knittified on

    Note to self: add Bea Ellis hat to ‘To Knit’ list.

    The hats look great and I can’t wait to see your finished Winter Sunrise!

    I wish Aaron’s grandmother a speedy recovery!

  12. I.M. Knittified on

    Note to self: add Bea Ellis hat to ‘To Knit’ list.

    The hats look great and I can’t wait to see your finished Winter Sunrise!

    I wish Aaron’s grandmother a speedy recovery!

  13. diana on

    Love the color combo for the hat. And I hope your husband’s grandmother feels better soon.

  14. diana on

    Love the color combo for the hat. And I hope your husband’s grandmother feels better soon.

  15. Amelia on

    I hope that grandma goes into recovery mode soon. And the Winter Sunrise colours are gorgeous – make sure you share finished pics with us.

  16. Amelia on

    I hope that grandma goes into recovery mode soon. And the Winter Sunrise colours are gorgeous – make sure you share finished pics with us.

  17. JulieFrick on

    Love that hat at top. The colors are gorgeous!

  18. JulieFrick on

    Love that hat at top. The colors are gorgeous!

  19. Kelli on

    Wow. Now that is knitting! My gosh. You are so talented!
    (And I’ll keep your grandmother in my thoughts.)

  20. Kelli on

    Wow. Now that is knitting! My gosh. You are so talented!
    (And I’ll keep your grandmother in my thoughts.)

  21. carrie on

    i’m sorry that your hubby’s grandmother fell and i hope she gets better soon!

  22. carrie on

    i’m sorry that your hubby’s grandmother fell and i hope she gets better soon!

  23. a friend to knit with on

    the hats look great….hope your grandmother-in-law is doing o.k., happy new year

  24. a friend to knit with on

    the hats look great….hope your grandmother-in-law is doing o.k., happy new year

  25. Marly on

    Love the hat. One of my New Years Resolutions is to learn to Fair Isle.

    Hope your grandmother is feeling better.

    MarlyKnits

  26. Marly on

    Love the hat. One of my New Years Resolutions is to learn to Fair Isle.

    Hope your grandmother is feeling better.

    MarlyKnits

  27. Knitting Mama on

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thanks for the advice as well. Happy New Year!

  28. Knitting Mama on

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thanks for the advice as well. Happy New Year!

  29. Rachel on

    Positive thoughts for your husband’s grandmother! I have to imagine it’s so difficult to stay so sharp and energetic but feel your body give out on you. I hope she doesn’t let it get her down for long!

    The finished hat looks terrific, as does the new one.

  30. Rachel on

    Positive thoughts for your husband’s grandmother! I have to imagine it’s so difficult to stay so sharp and energetic but feel your body give out on you. I hope she doesn’t let it get her down for long!

    The finished hat looks terrific, as does the new one.

  31. ZeeKnits on

    Beautiful colorwork on the sunrise hat. I’m looking for a nice pattern to make a hat with 2 shades of alpaca. That book looks like it might have some good ideas.

  32. ZeeKnits on

    Beautiful colorwork on the sunrise hat. I’m looking for a nice pattern to make a hat with 2 shades of alpaca. That book looks like it might have some good ideas.


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