Nottingham hat


Nottingham Hat, Designed by Melissa Mall
Knitted in Malabrigo Worsted in 157 Amoroso
Ravelry link

My little niece Jane has recently started daycare. When my sister (her mum) mentioned that she’d need a hat to wear on walks with the other children I couldn’t stand the thought of her cute little head being cold. So, one week later, she’s got a new hat.

My sister picked the pattern and it’s a good one! I’d like to make one for my other niece Sara in something like a dusty pink tweed, and put a pom pom on top. It’s hard not to spoil these kids when they’re so darned cute!

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thank heavens for handwork


This little folly is the Daisychain ABC Crewelwork Sampler by Alicia Paulson. This was my first experience in crewelwork, and I fully expected it to be a complete mess, but Alicia’s instructions were very clear and I wasn’t too worried about making mistakes.

It’s hard to pick a favorite letter…