finished object

cyclone hat 2

FO – cyclone hat number 2

As promised I made a second cyclone hat. I wanted something a little thinner, a little more spring. The two layers the original cyclone hat is made from make for a warm and cozy hat in winter, but Berlin winters are long and often pretend to be nice spring days, when then they show you their windy side and you get cold again. So an airier hat was totally up my alley.

The original pattern is here.

for this version I used:

yarnmadelinetosh Prairie in georgia o keefe (the dark blue lace side) and kitten (the grey of the stripes and the ribbing) and undergrowth (sky blue)

niebling as a blanket

FO – the blanket that was a doily

Some pictures, finally! The blanket is now comfy on my lap, warming me, not only from the outside, but from the inside too. It makes me happy. It makes me smile. If it was food, I’d say it’s soul-food. I rarely feel such pleasure when finishing something. This blanket was an idea I had six years ago. Back then there was another lacy blanket very popular. I can’t recall it’s name, though I would recognise it the minute I see it. It took the idea of a classic table doily and using the thickest warmest yarn it was turned into a beautiful cover up for those cold evenings you spend on a sofa, cuddled up.

Busted – 1st edition

So this year will be the year I finally clean my house of all the wips and ufos. It’s decided. It will happen. It started already. It’s also the year of thinking before casting on. Yes thinking. Like do I need a new red cardigan? Yes I do! But – I will be disciplined and finish at least one from the ufo mountain before I start a new one. And so the year started and so it will go on. I’m positive.

Let’s have a look, shall we?

FINISHED:

fo – dragon batad

CO September 2016 – BO Jan 3 2017, yarn madelinetosh Tosh Sock, dedicated post will follow

berlin unicorn grafitti

Framed – Jan 2017 – the orange explosion

ha, I just realise how fitting todays title is in two kinda ways. My blog went through the roof, cause of my orange Cyclone hat and then there is the orange political thing. I don’t want to talk about that though. I’m only glad that a lot of people use the power they have as people. Democracy is people after all.

So, my January, right? Well first back to the orange theme. Oh my !!! I would have never ever believed that such a simple hat pattern would create such a hype. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. It’s just so ridiculous! This blog has already over 40% of last years total visits. It’s January folks! January.. and more than 40% of people. It’s crazy. THANK YOU!!

FO – cyclone the prototype

first – WOW – I’m so overwhelmed by the attention #cyclonehat received in such a short time!! Thank you so much on all the lovely, geeky, beautiful comments. Over on ravelry it was one of the “hot right now” patterns within 24hours (it got over 1.200 likes in 48 hours). I really have no words. I feel a bit of pressure – but that’s okay, life is fun!

Thank you so much!!

Now let me fill you in on the details on my Cyclone.