Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.
Macbeth ~ William Shakespeare
Heehee.....my husband is always referring to my dyepot as my cauldron, so I couldn't resist this picture. This was a FUN pattern to knit. The pattern is The Enchanting and Magical Witch Hat written by Anne Carroll Gilmour.
I had only one little problem...the Brown Sheep Wool and the Noro yarn, felted at different rates. The Noro could be a little more felted and the brown sheep felted so much that there was not really enough brim to turn under for the wire. Other than that little snafu, I LOVE this hat. Perhaps I will make another one next year and use only the BSW.
I met Anne on my trip out to Salt Lake City. She introduced us to the art of Wool Waulking. You can read more about it here on Margene's page. Anne is a fun and talented lady! Must be something about that name Anne and talented pattern designers. I now know 3!
Some more knitting.....
Having finished both my mitts and my hat, I had nothing new to work on....EEK! Next on my list of to do's is my Bee Stole, however, I had sent off my personal skein (second time now) to a friend who needed it more than I did at the moment, so that will have to wait until later in the week. When all else fails........socks work, right?
Anne's newest sock pattern The Cardigan Sock is now up on her website and let me tell you it is an addicting pattern. Very hard to put down ... another fun well written pattern! Thanks Anne!
Wow......a cold front came raging in last night with very strong winds, taking down the last of our foliage....brrrr.
Today after my husband finished bagging up the last of the leaves, I watched the numerous robins who call our yarn home, looking for dinner.
I wonder............could those little faces belong to the babies who nested in my shrub? I guess we will never know, but I do know that I am going to miss those chirpy little faces when they leave soon.
Fly safe little ones............