Sunday, October 9, 2005

I've Got A Secret....

Well gang, I'm letting the cat out of the bag, literally & figuratively!!! The secret tweed hat project for the shop is DONE! I couldn't resist. I just had to do it. I had to make a tweed kitty hat. I struggled (for about 20 seconds) on whether to make it in a black, brown, natural, or other color that an actual cat might be. Then the super dreamie Rowan Yorkshire tweed aran in watery, grabbed me by the chi chis & it was a done deal right then & there! Lucky for me & my cat hat, Mae, another lovely AP employ, did her tweed hat in Donegal pumpkin tweed & had enough leftover for me to contrast the mice & ears. So what do you guys think? We put it in the window today & I gleefully listened while folks commented on how damned cute & adorable it is. And of course... I mean come on... it's a watery blue tweed cat hat, complete with dead mice!

12 comments:

  1. Tammy took up some tweed
    'twas a work imposed need
    And she knit (she's so knitty)
    Yes, she knit up a kitty.

    Very lovely - your hat that's a cat. Cute, cute, cute.

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  2. I adore it! No wonder customers were talking about it.

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  3. I love it! So much better than the plain grey ones I'm making as gifts. But hey, at least I'm stash-busting, right?

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  4. It just doesn't get any cooler than that. =) Have you ever, or would you be willing to, share your mousie end bits? They're just too cool!

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  5. Tammy, that is a very cool hat. I absolutely love the mouse attachment, even if it is dead.

    The color is great and I like the pattern, with the raised brim.

    Do you really have to leave it in the shop for a long time? Can you borrow it on occassion?

    Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Whit-somewhere out there, Dr. Suess is smiling in his grave! I love your little ditty more than I love the hat! thanks xoxox
    erin-just for the record... the mice are not my own pattern creation. They are in the sn'b nation book. I would love to share some with my fellow kitty knitters, once I have the time to take a second from school! : )

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  7. That is adorable, chickee..

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  8. is that YT a dream or what? i haven't tried the aran yet, but the 4-ply felts really well. and the colors are just beautiful. those little flecks of tweedy goodness...all the better to make dead rodents with.

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  9. How fun to have something you MADE in the window of a STORE!
    Tweedy Cat- rather than Tweedy Bird!

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  10. I saw it in real life today at ArticlePract and thought, "I know I've seen this before..."

    I had to come back to make sure. It's even cuter in person!

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  11. um, by the way, i meant to tell you that this is the awesomest.

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  12. Where oh where can I buy the pattern? Oh my gosh. I am LOVING that!!! I see a striped tabby hat in my future. Oh yes I do. If I can get the pattern.

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