05 February 2013

Werewolf ('there wolf') Hat & other Ta Dah's

Its brrr out there, and with a kid sized head, my best bet is to knit my own hats. Luckily I love to knit, and even got some designs in books & films during the '80's so I guess I'm pretty good. The main problem I had with this "Werewolf" ('there wolf', sorry can't help the Young Frankenstein reference, its ingrained in my head) is that I had a weird :snap: in my wrist (the one that most recently had neuropathy) so it was frustrating to try & knit with a brace, and not be able to knit in my normal speed knitting style. But I ploughed through & it was done in no time! If you follow me on FB you saw my comments on trying to get the ears stiff (use your dirty imagination.) Just finished the second ear, and have them pinned, but now I'm not sure I like it as I've been wearing the super warm hat without (double layer bulky wool, heaven!)! So here you have my first Ta Dah!
Yes, I'm lazy today & not in the mood to do any "staging". Deal with it!

On Sunday we went to see the Rolling Stones 50 exhibit -- nothing like waiting until the last minute, it was the last day! So for my Keef friends here I am with young Keith! (don't do a close up, I had a nasty migraine & my face is all scrunched up making me look like an old hag (well older of a hag than I already am!)

And of course we couldn't leave out older Keith, still rocking like a madman! 
Got home & within one hour had made homemade vegetarian pea soup & homemade  "No-Time Bread" I' halved the recipe as I didn't want to be tempted to eat the rest myself, and it came out "meh". The crust was entirely too hard, and the interior was VERY dense. Good for soup though. I still have half in the fridge so maybe I'll try try again. It did look pretty though!
Last is that I FINALLY found a fabulous optical shop that took their time and found contacts I can wear without sacrificing either distance or reading. For those of you who were multi focal lens, when you get contacts, one goes. Years ago I tried and I had to take them out every time I wanted to see distance. My distance is actually quite good, its the reading part that gives me a hard time. These guys were so patient and got my vision to 20/25 which I consider miraculous as my natural vision is 20/100! I can see! YAY! After the last bout of dozing off with glasses on, getting a swollen nose, bruised and cut cheek I'd had enough. And I'm so glad I finally tried again... although I will admit eyeglasses do hide a multitude of sins! Oh well just have to be craftier with the makeup!

Connecting up to Lakota's Ta Dah! Tuesday: http://faithhopeandcharityshopping.blogspot.com/2013/02/ta-dah-tuesday-polar-bear-biscuits.html
So what has everyone else been up to?
XXX
Jet
PS the Werewolf hat pattern is from "Vampire Knits" by Genevieve Miller

20 comments:

  1. I can't believe you knitted that masterpiece with your arm in a brace! I struggle to knit a square!
    You look utterly fabulous na dwell at home with our Keef, old and young versions.
    The recipe looks very interesting, deffo give that one a try. xxx

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    1. Thanks Vix! Knitting is easy peasey for me, its crochet I have a bitch of a time with and have never mastered (too much counting!) Keep practicing, it definitely gets easier. Thanks, I couldn't resist taking pics outside, so wanted to plant a big red kiss on the poster but too many people around! Oh do let me know if you make the bread, I'd like to hear how yours comes out. I noticed the other half in the fridge has raised a bit more so I'll try that one in a day or two to see if it comes out better. XXX

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  2. Ooo, that soup looks goooood.......I must check out the bread.
    Fantastic hat, so adorable, and it looks like you stiffened up (!) those ears nicely!
    I love Keef, he's the best thing about the Stones for sure. Would have been agreat exhibition to see.
    Stay warm, darling! XXX

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    1. Hi Helga! The soup was yuuuuuuumy! Let me know if you have luck with the bread, I'm curious how it works for others. Heehee yeah, I got those ears up alright! (; Agreed, Keith keeps the Stones fresh & full of life! Its toasty inside, snowing & ccccold out! XXX

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  3. I'm sure we'd all have had every faith that nothing could remain floppy around you for long! Fab hat - I wish I had a child sized head, we all have massive noggins, even the kids wear adult cycling helmets!
    x

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    1. Lakota, you saucy minx! Thanks, love my warm hat! That's so funny, when I got my motorbike helmet they had to put all this extra padding in so it wouldn't wobble around on me! Looking forward to seeing you this summer! XXX

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  4. I've been up to no good! YOU on the other hand, crafty! Love the hat!

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    1. Bella, no good is QUITE good in my book! Thanks, it keeps me toasty in the brutal NY winter! XXX

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  5. Ooh that hat is killer. I can't knit but I can crochet like a bitch, so I see one of these in my future. YOU are so gorgeous I can't stand it. Love the pic with young Keef. And teh soup looks delicious!!!

    Sarah xxx

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    1. I envy your crochet mastery! One of these days I'll figure it out... I can do tunisian crochet but I don't think that counts as its just like knitting! You MUST make one, you'd look FIERCE! Thanks for the compliment, I wasn't feeling particularly gorgeous that day. The soup is easy peasey, and ready in less than an hour. Homemade soup is my weakness -- amazing that you throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and have a delicious meal in no time!! XXX

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  6. the cat ears hat is cute! the dish looks yummy! xx

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    1. THank you! They are werewolf ears though.... I'm more of a werewolf gal! The dish was sooo yummy! Working on another winter warmer for tonight, hopefully the bread comes out better! Thanks for stopping by! XXX

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  7. Oh we neeeeeeeeeed werewolf hat pics ASAP please!!! No excuses, you're expecting a blizzard arent' you? ;)). I love the pics of you at the RS exhibition, cuddling up to Keef and the lads and now you've made me hungry with your delicious-looking soup!!! I agree, the bread would be perfect broken up and put in the soup to soften ... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Keep that wrist warm lovely:) xoxoxoxox

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    1. If I get motivated to actually sew on the ears, still on the fence as I like the hat as is too. Maybe I'll have to make two! Yep a blizzard. Joy. Kids are out early today -- went in for a whole 3 hours, will be home by 11a. Just so they can get state funding. Ugh. The soup was sooooo yummy! I made a last minute vegetarian vegetable one last night that really hit the spot, but still can't get that darn bread recipe right. And I'm a fantastic bread baker so its very frustrating! Try try again! The wrist is doing very well, I didn't bother with going for PT since I'd already been through it with my right one so I did my own version and it healed quite quickly. It was just a weird snap after it healed that was freaky, like I snapped a tendon or something. Only bothers me when I move it funny, or try to lift something too heavy. Being a switched lefty, I normally reach with my left so it's a little frustrating. Its really not bad though and the knitting helped to work out the knot! XXX

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  8. oh i love hats like that, my mum made one similar to that for me last year, unfortunately i don´t have that amazing knit talent you have, but you have to show us soon some pictures with that adorable hat on!!! and i think you look absolutely fabulous and beautiful!!!
    omg since you told me of that death in the afternoon cocktail i can´t stop thinking of it ;)
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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    1. Knitting comes easy to me, its crochet I can't do at all! (Well a little maybe.) I'm still debating the ears as I love it without, maybe two hats are in the cards for me! Thank you sweetie, its nice to hear the compliment when I was feeling SO shitty! You'll def have to try "Death in the Afternoon" but beware, one is killer after two I fell & broke a tooth! (It was comical though!) One day we'll toast with one! XXX

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  9. The RollingStones exhibit sounds amazing time!

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    1. If it comes near you go see it, it was fun! Thanks for stopping by! XXX

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