Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hats and a Man Scarf!

My Xmas knitting was mostly about hats this year. It was great to get around to knitting some designs that I had queued on Ravelry.
There was a Thorpe, Wurm, Ripley, Miller's Hat and a couple of Koolhaas'

(Not all pictured here obviously).

Yes I was still knitting on Xmas morning but it was worth the stiff fingers to see so many delighted recipients!



I even managed to squeeze in a new design....(the flapper style hat you see below).....I'm making a couple of changes as I knit up the next one but this should be available pretty soon.

David has been jealous of all my shawl wearing recently so I made him one of his own! This is of course Stephen West's Daybreak pattern. After a wee lesson in how to wear it I think David is enjoying the benefits as he sits in his chilly office working on Book Three of his Acacia series!

Maya also got in on the knitting action and made this....er blobby thing.....requested by her friend Sedona....as you can see she is mighty pleased with it!

The crowing glory for me though was the gift of this beautiful antique cedar chest from my now yarn-conscious husband! Best gift ever! Percy is of course a little perplexed as to where all my baskets of yarn have gone....as you can see I did leave one out for decoration!

Hope you all had good times!
Here's to having many more in 2010...CHEERS!

24 comments:

Gigi said...

Great hats & love the man scarf!
Lucky you getting that beautiful cedar chest.
Blessings,
G

Thea said...

The hats are great -- and I love Maya's blobby thing. The yarn chest is absolutely gorgeous - I wish you tons of yarn in 2010 to fill it with!

Julie said...

such wonderful hats!! great job.

LEO said...

Wow - that chest is gorgeous! You lucky lucky woman, you.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

wow I love that cedar chest what a perfect gift!

Stephen said...

I love the hats, especially the short striped one that looks like rowan felted tweed. The colors on Daybreak are great!

wooly daisy said...

hi Gudrun!! lovely holiday gifts. that cedar chest is amazing too. lucky gurl!!! i was wondering if you had a pattern for the little men's beanie/skull cap. hubby has a bald head and that would be perfect for him!!!!!
wanted to make man shawls for my boys-they wouldn't go for it:(

Linda said...

What lovely hats, I love the flapper style as I wear that style. Have a wonderful 2010!

karen. said...

all your hats are great but I really like your daybreak - my hubby would never wear this unfortunately - i'll make one for me in 2010 ;o)

Cybèle said...

What hat is Maya wearing in the second photograph Gudrun? It looks like something my 10 year old would love.
Beautiful chest by the way - husband has good taste!
Happy New Year!

MaryjoO said...

that chest has to be one of the nicest presents for a knitter that I have ever heard of -- fabulous!

I am still SO enjoying my Wast Side shawl and am looking forward to another shawl of yours ... soon!

Kristin Nicholas said...

We were just talking about Persy today! He looks like he is doing great and is a very handsome cat.

We here at the farm wish all of you a very happy 2010! Julia hopes you all had a good holiday.

Hilary said...

What great gifts! The man scarf is fantastic...I wonder if I could get my husband to wear something similar...

Happy 2010 to you!

Wendolene said...

What a fun collection of hats! I love the colors you used. Have a happy new year!

Brenda said...

Lovely hats! I'm looking forward to the flapper-style hat pattern, as I have short straight hair (not that different from yours actually), and all the slouchy berets currently in style just don't work with so little hair.

That's a wonderful cedar chest!

Just call me Ruby said...

All the hats look fabulous and I'm jealous of your yarn chest.

Best wishes for 2010 - hope to see more of you this year xx

Laura said...

Love the holiday knits! What a great new design - definitely looking forward to the pattern. Happy 2010!

mary jane said...

Happy New Year to the whole clan! Big hugs for the hub and the kids! Lucky Yarn Chest! Love the new flapper hat...sensational!
much love
mj

raining sheep said...

Happy new year! I must say my favorite toque is the flapper hat. Love the look of that. Toques are nice to knit - they get done quickly and feel so fulfilling.

Melissa said...

What great gifts! And what a beautiful cedar chest you got! That's one very smart husband you have!

Journeying Five said...

your hats are delightful, i love your newest and am sure that i will cast that one on. love the chest, what a treasure from your husband.

knitmoreoften said...

What great things you are doing. I am quickly becoming a Gudrun Fan.You'll be famous before you know it! Keep those needles flying and you'll be there. Love your work!

Anonymous said...

Really nice hats! Fantastic job!

Greetings from Canada.

Wren
http://z10.invisionfree.com/Journey_Back_in_Time

Anonymous said...

Maybe you will feel its too commercial, but what do you think about Maya selling her "blobby thing" pattern? My mom was a potter so before a fair I made windchimes for pocket money. I'll bet it would be a big hit!!