Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Proud Auntie Moment

Guess who this is??? ;-)

My sister Angela and her family live in Los Angeles, so I don't get to see them very often. On one of my visits there a few years ago, I taught my niece Olivia how to knit. Over the years she has knit up wonderful hats and scarves and sent them to me and my girls as gifts.

Now she has become a business woman and has opened her very own etsy shop to sell her lovely handknits. What a proud auntie I was to visit her etsy shop. She's made up some scarves, neckwarmers and legwarmers. Visit her shop and be sure to read her artist's profile. It's really pretty exciting, and I think she is inspiring me to open up an etsy shop of my own.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Knit One Save One: Knit a Tiny Hat & Save a Life

Knit One Save One is a project of Save the Children. They are looking to collect 100,000 little hats to help keep newborns born around the world warm and save their lives. I was thrilled to take part in this project two years ago when it was called 'Caps to the Capitol.'

These tiny caps are quick, easy and fun to make. You can go the the Save the Children web site and download the free action kit, which includes patterns for knitters and crocheters of every skill level from just learning to expert.

I made a little video about it to help spread the word about the Knit One Save One project:

In these days of economic uncertainty around the world, here is a very simple thing that we can do to have a positive impact in the lives of precious newborns around the world.

So go to Knit One Save One and download the kit, make some caps and send in your letters and donations. It's a very easy thing to do, but it feels really good, and you will be doing your part to make this world a better place one tiny hat at a time.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cabled Hat

I have designed a basic cabled hat using Lion Wool on size 8 needles. It's a child size hat, and not that I have the pattern worked out I will make a larger size as well. I designed it on the needles, so I will need to knit another one so that I can transcribe the pattern.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Knit A Hat is Born!

Welcome to my newest blog. I am a writer who loves to knit, so this blog was born out of my passion for both crafts. My vision for this site is that it would become your 'go-to' spot for everything to do with hat knitting. I will be shooting some video clips, posting free patterns, hosting knit-alongs, and coming in the fall we'll be unveiling the Hat Club, which will have hat kits made up of limited edition yarns and hat patterns that you will not be able to find anyplace else.

I'll be working with some indie dyers to offer you some unique yarns. I will have free knitting pattern links, and some hat patterns for sale, you will find knitting help when you need it, knitting videos that will show you how to knit as well as show you some pretty cool knitting tips, tricks and hacks to make your knitting time more enjoyable.

So, thanks for popping in to my new hat knitting blog. Stay tuned for some cool content coming up.