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Laying Bricks

The new Yanival is up.  I'm in it!  Yay!  Thanks to The Purloined Letter for editing it this month. 


I've always wanted to learn masonry.  There is a spot in my garden which would benefit from a nice little outdoor fireplace.  I've built stone walls, I've made hypertufa troughs using Portland cement.  It's just a matter of combining skills and working with rebar. . .

For now, I'll be content with knitting hats which have a brick motif.


There are mittens to match.


The brick hat is DD#1's new favorite.


I'm still working on my Demi and my Celtic cables.  I just need small quick projects like these for the massive amount of time I spend schlepping kids here and there.


Brick Hat & Mittens

Patterns:  My own
Mitten and contrast yarn:  Malabrigo Merino Worsted, color: Stonechat; purchased at Modern Yarn (Where I spent a very pleasant Superbowl Sunday knitting, and indulging in their sale table.  No, the Malabrigo wasn't on sale, I'm just weak.)
Main color yarn on hat:  Patons Classic Wool, color: Worn Denim (Such a good all around basic for a very reasonable price.)
Needles:  US 7 Addi Turbos


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Nice hat, such a great colorway for the bricks

Knitting daughter and I are loving your hats. Since she's just beginning a colorwork obsession, the hats are the perfect inspiration for some not-too-overwhelming projects for her to tackle. Thanks!

- debbie

Terrific hat. It reminds me of a pattern my nana used to knit.

Congratulations, not only on this cute hat and the mittens but also for haveing one great post after another! ;o)

Yeah for being included in Yarnival!! Great job on your "bricks" too.

Wow, the Mittenitis that's hit blogland is having amazing effects... Malabrigo mittens! I just saw another pair over at affiknitty, which made me want to knit some, and now, seeing yours, I REALLY want to knit some. I imagine that they're very warm and luxurious!

Congrats on the Yarnival! submission!
Happy weekend and stay warm!

oh am I laughing now... I have been lurking your blog for a bit and now see I may have met you. I too was a knitter at MY on superbowl sunday. In any event love the hat its too too cute.

Congrats on the Yarnival submission! That is truly one of my favorite blog posts! I really like the hat and mittens, the Malabrigo colorway is really nice and make for some lovely "masonry."

you're quite the "mason"! excellent job :) i like the color combinations, and the yarn looks so squooshy! mmmalabrigo...*drool*
dd#1 looks so blues brothers cool. must be the glasses.

Yay Yarnival!!

Yay Yarnival!!

Yarnival! How Fun! Congrats! I was admiring your hat and mittens, esp. the color of the mits and I just about jumped for joy when I saw Stonechat was the color! I have two skeins waiting for inspiration! Are your mittens pilling? I have a blanket with Malabrigo stripes that are getting quite fuzzy.

A brick colored, brick patterned hat--too cool!

I really like the hat. That brick pattern is a favorite with me as well. I also love Malabrigo. It's so incredibly soft for wool. I bought some in baby blue last year at Webs (one skein) and made a baby cable hat with it. My DD absconded with it and wears it a lot. I might have to try your idea with some Paton's and some variegated yarn I have stashed away.

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