Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Black Hat and the Lovely Jane

 I'm writing in green for the veterans.  God bless them.  
I took a trip to the crafty store yesterday and bought the Dottie Angel dress pattern, but I also bought yarn.  I am making Bill a hat.  The yarn is Paton's roving.  I used an old pattern his mother taught me.  Cast on a number divisible by four + one.  Knit 3, purl one.  Since I decided to work in the round it does look a bit different but I like it!
 I also bought this!  What a gorgeous publication!  Literary thinking AND patterns.  On my walk yesterday I listened to Austen's Persuasion.  Perfect.

It's snowing this morning.  I must go to the doctor for my annual check up.  My doctor is so kicked back and easy.  I like him.  
Happy Yarn Along to knitters and other sweet friends!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Karen, the hat pattern is really pretty; it may cause me to deviate from my standard which is similar. That issue of KNITS...may have to drive to Bristol to buy it...the lace patterns look astonishing!
You're clever for figuring out how to write in green...I may try as well.
Snowing, eh? Better you than

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I am so envious that you have snow! Please enjoy a little for me.
I really like the look of your hat and will have to cast on that
pattern myself, thank you.
I have the Dottie Angle Frock pattern too, but haven't tried
sewing it yet, sewing is a skill I struggle with.
Happy Veterans Day

Nancy McCarroll said...

Bill is going to love that hat!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

that book would be lovely, _just_ for the photos!!!

Oh snow!!!

Best of luck with yearly. I love my doctor too. Actually all my doctors, now that I've moved on from that blasted former dentist.

Stay warm hug, Tessa

Julia said...

Snow is pretty but I really don't want any till Christmas Eve. You better keep knitting since the snow has arrived. That's a pattern that I've knitted before. It will look great.

Such pretty lace in that pattern book.

Hope all is well with your visit to the doctor.

Heather said...

I love the Jane Austen knits! I need to get that! I have seen it a few times, but haven't purchased, and can't for the life of me figure out why since I love Pride and Prejudice so the hat! My hubby needs one as well.

Farm Girl said...

What a very nice pattern. Is it a blizzard, the weather man said? Stay all bundled up.
I love your yarn along days. How fun that you got to buy new things. I do love listening to books while I walk or sew or hook.
Have a perfect day.

Heather LeFebvre said...

I'm trying my blog feed on my phone! So far it is working :) can't believe you have snow!

Danette Bartelmay said...

You've managed to make me feel relaxed and inspired all at the same time...
Your lovely knitting... and all the Jane Austen... I can never get enough of both of these things :-)
And I have a fabulous doctor too.
She's been my doctor/friend for almost 30 years now.
Have a lovely day dear,

Granny Marigold said...

That's going to be a very nice hat for your hubby.

Jennifer said...

What a pretty pattern on the hat! And I love Jane too. I noticed the new Jane Austen knits at the local yarn store this weekend. I think I will put it on my Christmas list. Enjoy!

Nana Go-Go said...

You could always turn the hat inside out. Knitting in the round is great for folks who detest purling apparently! We're in for a real 'stooshie' of a storm tomorrow night - she goes by the 'Jane Austen-ish' name of Abigail! I'll be battening down the hatches and picking up my knitting! Good Luck with your doc's appointment.

deborah said...

The Jane Austen Knits book is fantastic! I adore the light colored shawl.

And the hat is grand!

Lisa Richards said...

Oh yes! I guess I heard the folks on the Weather Channel talking about you folks around Denver getting some snow. Enjoy your knitting as you wander into winter. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

Those Jane Austen knits are beautiful aren't they. Hope that your appointment went well. xx

Happyone said...

I love the blue shawl in the last photo. So pretty.

Eileen said...

We didn’t get much snow here…darn, had to go to work. Being Veteran’s day and my best friend (hubby) is a Vietnam Vet , I am off to take him out to dinner. One of his DD took him to lunch and the other DD to breakfast. The man has had not a bite today in his own house, as it should. Jane Austin magazine and knits is a great way to get lost for several hours, especially if the weather encourages such behavior.

karen said...

I need that magazine! I have all the others :) Lovely hat!!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

I love your hat and the JA magazine. I will have to buy one. I love knitting magazines!!

Aisling said...

I don't even knit and that Jane Austen mag would be a pleasure to look at!

Knitting Snowflakes said...

Lovely knitting!
I really like the Jane Austen inspired magazines, but I never knit anything from them, won't go with my style. Still love watching at them! hehe.

Rednesty said...

That knit book looks gorgeous. I bet there are some seriously charming projects in there. I love the Dottie a Angel dress pattern. Hope you'll share it when you've finished Good luck with the Winter check and have a wonderful weekend ~Tania, Hedgerowharvest ~