12 July 2014 @ 10:27 am
Ready for Halloween  
Winter can come - I'm not that good yet, so most of my knitting output is limited to scarves and hats. Among them, I've been working on a set of pumpkin hats.

This is the first model and then both together:

Next, I'll try my hand at a blueberry hat, and I've still got to block the asymetrical scarf that I've knitted. It's taken on the dimensions of a long blanket, albeit not a very broad one. 
Current Location: Germany, Bremen
Current Mood: okay
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[identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
Amazing! I have never seen knitted hats like that!! I would not dare to wear them, though.... I am simply too old for some kinds of fun ;-)
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
They're mostly found in pattern collections of hats for babies and toddlers. I'm not sure I'll wear them to school, they're not formal enough, but for Hallowe'en in the smaller classes - sure. :D
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[identity profile] moonystone.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
The pumpkin hats are cute! And it's fascinating too see how quickly you get the stitches more even. Looking forward to your other projects!
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I mucked up the slip stitch decrease on the left model, and the ribs of the pumpkin follow a different pattern (alternating knits and purls), that's a large part of the reason why it turned out so lumpy. The second one has all-purl-ribs and no decrease outside the green leaves, that makes it look way more tidy.
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[identity profile] teddyradiator.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
These are so adorable! I love the way the 'stem' curls around. I really must learn to use proper needles instead of a loom. And I have to say, with all respect to mineras_eule, I'd wear these in a heartbeat - I'm so old I've just gone with it and embraced my inner child again. ;)

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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of really helpful videos on Youtube for learning how to knit if you ever get tired of the loom. That's something that I never mastered - I only got everything tangled and figure-eight-shaped. :D
I'll see if I'll wear the hat - I usually don't do hats, since they squash my already not very voluminous hair and then electrify it, but it's a must for Hallowe'en this year. :D
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tetleythesecond: Monokel-Ball[personal profile] tetleythesecond on July 12th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. I once tried to knit the same hat twice. The result was ... quite not like this. Lovely, and I love curly Bündchen!
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
They look more similar on the picture than they are in real life. The patterns I used are slightly different, and one's bigger than the other, and one is way more lumpy. I can't really figure out how to replicate patterns exactly yet, and I don't think I ever will.
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[identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
These are totally adorable! You're very talented.
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Mothwing: Geekiness[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
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[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
Awwwwr those are absolutely adorable! Imagining a blueberry hat is making me smile and smile, too. :D
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[identity profile] crocky-wock.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to wearing them outside! So, so much!
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[identity profile] therealsnape.livejournal.com on July 12th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
They look absolutely great! You're such a fab knitter.
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[identity profile] shadowycat.livejournal.com on July 14th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
Those are adorable! :D
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