turning a square...

Okay...we all use an iron,right? Tell me why,then, I am on my 3rd Rowenta in the last 10 years-or better yet...why do I keep buying them? Yes,the are the best,yes, they press so nice,yes,they are so expensive,yes,yes,yes...but why...well,I needed a new one.... and I needed to steam block the top of this...
turn a square by the brooklyn tweed...I had a lonely skein of Annabel Fox dk donegal in navy and a lonely skein of noro without a label...so there you have it...another gift...
another hat. This pattern works up quickly...and to use the noro in this way is really such a colorful treat...to watch the colors advance...I cut out the pinks and purples in this skein to make it more suitable for a male...
but really...male or female a great pattern all in all.Now...I don't want you to think I have forgotten about my blissful sweater (in need of 2 sleeves) or my cabled cowl (1/2 completed)
It's just that I am always being summoned,
for something or other,
and I can't get back to them...
for now....

Comments

Well T...i guess you cant say third time lucky???
YarnSnob said…
cute hat! great idea to use the noro. Yes, you do need to finish the cable cowl :) and I also need a new iron too, Rowenta....it well may be.
kim said…
My Rowenta didn't last either. I had an old GE, and it's lasted better than the really expensive ones. I love that little pinafore. SO CUTE!!!!! Nice hat too, of course. I find that I, too, am easily distracted and can't seem to finish my larger projects. Oh well, no rules...
Jane said…
Love those irons! Love the hat! It's in my queue and can't wait to see the dress! Happy weekend!
nicole said…
Isn't Turn a Square a great pattern? Yours "turned" out great.

And that fabric? SO adorable!
shoot! our rowenta also bit the dust. now we have a black and decker and i don't like it at all. thank goodness my husband does the ironing, and i only have to use it on fabric. :)
i LOVE that hat!!
Interesting. I know nothing about irons and avoid them whenever I can. What I use is a small hand held steamer.

I love your hat! Great idea to edit the colors to get a manly look :)

Maybe if you turn a new leaf - you will finish your cowl!
Love the hat, great idea!
I just blogged today myself about a large, long-term project that I am just getting back to. I think these projects know when they want us to work on them and when they want to just sit around for a while. I'm sure you'll get back to yours when it's ready for you.
Peace, Judi
Philigry said…
oh, that hat is divine!
lucy said…
There is nothing better than investing in a great iron to do the job well, especially, if you hate ironing like me.

Hat's do make a perfect gift, don't they. No wonder am obssessed with them. Love the stripes!
robyn said…
The cabled cowl is time consuming, you will finish eventually just in time for your winter. Mean while all the inbetween projects are amazing.
amanda said…
Love the hat! I've got loads of odd balls of Noro that I could use for this too.

What is the fabric for the little dress? It is gorgeous!
i'm sure the recipient of the square will turn out to be very happy! as will a certain "baby", who lives with me , on a certain day in november. she will be looking gorgeous from head to toe ! literally! now get to work
:0) LOL!!
Brittany Noel said…
What a nice hat! Love the Noro going in and out of the blue yarn.
raining sheep said…
A Rowenta...hmm, I need a new iron so maybe I will look for that. I hated my old iron. However, I love your hat - beautiful. That Brooklyn Tweed has some awesome patterns
Alison Boon said…
I think you must over work your poor little iron. Think of its feelings. Mine is a pampered part of the household, rarely being called upon and slumbers blissfully in the aircupboard warn and cosy
I avoid actual ironing at all costs. I do iron my wool felt from time to time though, and the occasional piece of watercolor paper. My husband questions my loyalty to his wrinkly shirts...

I completely dig the hat, T. Great job as always.
Lin said…
Thats a great hat! I like a nice heavy iron and mine is still going but blows the fuses if I iron for too long ... maybe I need another too!

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