Almost half way people !!:)
Lets start this week with Jon and my new favorite restaurant: The Jealous Monk in Mystic Village, Mystic CT . I think its a Belgian place. I am so picky I ordered a salad ( Backyard Picnic… iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing with cucumbers, carrots , bacon and radish ) and the Belgian frites (french fries) and Jon had a pulled pork sandwich with the frites. We played Connect Four ( yup they have games there too) until the food came. Them We headed in to the village to see some of the lights .. but it was too cold to fully enjoy waling around. Here are some pics of our visit..
This week was a bit productive win the hat department… I finished 5 hats…. 2 knitted and 3 ponytail/messy bun hats. Yes I jumped on the band wagon with the new trend. I am a ponytail wearer so I love these hats.
This one is my favorite. Easy Peasy Messy Bun hat.
I have 4 , yes FOUR hats to show off today. Lets dive right in 🙂
I started this knitted hat last week and I finished it a few days ago. Knitting is so much fun. But the decreasing is stressful. My DPNs( double pointed needles to the non knitters) dont like me. my stitches fall off and I have to pick them up and a few I have to re-knit. I ‘ll get the hang of it someday. This one also has a crocheted brim. I started the decrease too early.
This Pom Pom hat is entirely knit. I’ve had this yarn for a few years and it needed to become something. I love this hat!!!!
If you dont live under a rock or have no life 🙂 then you might of seen people post their version of the messy bun/ponytail beanie. I jumped on the band wagon last night after I saw my facebook newsfeed blow up with crocheters and their beanies.
The first, I used a pattern I had in my ravelry queue.( Urban Shells Beanie ) To make it into a pony tail beanie I just single crocheted 24 around an elastic and continued with the pattern as it was written out. I’m glad I chose this design. And yes I used the same yarn I used for the knitted hat above 🙂 I have a few skeins of it.
This one I just winged. I wanted something that would let some air through. And we all know I like post stitches, so they’re included too 🙂 I will post this pattern soon (for free) . I chose these colors because its almost Christmas. My fiance and I are going to the Festival of Lights in Mystic CT tonight and I want to wear this. All I do is wear ponytails so these hats are perfect for me.