Peerie Flooers

August 30 - I've just dropped the dogs off at the kennel and I'm home - furiously packing (Lackie and Daisy have figured out what a suitcase means - so I try to avoid any extra stress and drop them off first before bringing out my case).

I decided to check the computer, saw an update from the Kate Davies blog Needled, clicked thru, and found this.

What an adorable hat - love the colours used - and she said it could also be done in Shetland fingering weight. As I have a little bit of fingering weight (Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift) lying around, I decided to put together a little yarn pack for my trip......quickly purchased and printed out the pattern, located a 3.5mm circular needle (long enough to do magic loop as the hat circumference got smaller) and picked out some shades from my leftover drawers.....

I knit this while on the Eucalan "Wool, the Fabric of Life" tour.......and literally cast off the top stitches on the bus to Heathrow for the return flight!

While in Edinburgh,  Candice and I both purchased the original shades in the Rowan Fine Tweed yarn that Kate used in this hat - and I'll be making another one - this fits fine but I'll adjust the next one to be my favourite oversized tam shape.

A couple of knitters on the tour are already blogging about their adventures.......

Geri is blogging already at "Not Just About Knitting"

and I think Cynthia will be blogging soon at "PurlOne"

Of course, I'll be reporting on the tour also - I'm just organizing my 460 photos!!!


  1. What a pretty hat Anne! Look forward to seeing your next version, and especially the pics from your trip!

  2. You know, I like these colours better than the suggested ones from Rowan. The Rowan light blue is too bright and stands out a bit too much.


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