New Hats for My Wishlist

Woolly Wormhead design: Propello

OK, so maybe a trip to Fibre + Clay on my day off is a bit of a busman’s holiday, but I couldn’t resist the Woolly Wormhead Trunk Show today. Woolly has been one of my favourite hat designers for such a long time, she writes so well and I must admit I envy  her technical ability (knitting sideways … grafting … take a look at the how -to’s on her website, I’ve learnt so much from them).

There were lots of familiar faces , all trying beautiful hats and there was much giggling and egging each other on to try new styles and convincing ourselves to buy patterns which stretched us as knitters, though I’m pretty sure that Heike won’t have a problem with the Vlora pattern she bought (and looked great in).

Woolly Wormhead was kind enough to design a hat to celebrate her return to Fibre + Clay which is available for sale in the shop. It’s called Rennie and is knitted in my favourite Shilasdair Luxury 4 ply and just happens to be the same colour as my Ishbel.

Sadly I forgot to ask someone to take a photo of me wearing the Rennie / Ishbel combo so you’ll have to wait until I’ve finished my Rennie to see the two together, meanwhile I have included a photo of me wearing the one made by Woolly Wormhead.

Woolly Wormhead design: Rennie

As I was so mean asking the other ladies to pose for me I thought it only fair to include a few photos of me  here (apologies readers!) I couldn’t help thinking the wonderful Andrea Ellison should have been there to capture the day. maybe I’ll drag her along next time.

A big thanks to Riana for organising the Trunk Show (the day after her exhausting visit to RHS Tatton and the summer Pimms and Cupcake evening for Knit Group) and to Woolly Wormhead, who is just as nice in real life as I thought she’d be. There’s still time to catch up with Woolly if you’re in the North West as she’s at Purl City in Manchester on Sunday (you need to book with the shop first). Failing that, find her on Ravelry or visit her website where you can buy individual patterns and books. I’ll leave you with a sneaky peek of something I’ll be knitting later in the year, first of all though I’ll  need to stock up on some of my favourite Natural Dye Studio yarns!

Sssh secret!

Oh – and don’t forget – there’s  still time to vote for me!

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  1. The hats you picked really suit you, made the rest of us feel a bit jealous. But Woolly came up trumps again, finding the best fit for every face and styling it “just so” – perfect every time!

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  2. I can only second Riana’s comment, you looked stunning in all the hats…I suppose you are the best advert for Woolly’s “Hat’s are us”. Lesley and I had so much fun and Jackie was sad to have missed the occasion. Hx

    PS: I have voted from every computer in this house ;)

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  3. Tracey Todhunter

     /  July 25, 2011

    You are a star – and thanks for the nice comments about my hat wearing. I think I have cornered the market in “dragged through a hedge backwards” style!!!!

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  4. ahh bless you x you look marvelous as always sweety…and I insist you wear said bonnet at our next coffee x

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