Hello and welcome to my 150th post! It feels like a bit of a milestone, so I thought I'd like to do something special...
I started making beanies almost exactly one year ago today. My first one was for PK's birthday; since then I've made probably around twenty.
I use a combination of two free patterns I found online; to get a shape and fit I like. I've created a design and size that is a great "one size fits all" beanie.
I've made them out of all sorts of yarn, from op shopped remnants through to a luxurious alpaca wool.
Each beanie is unique; made with a specific person in mind.
So far, I've gifted these to friends and family only.
Now I'd like to make one to give away to a member of my blogging family. A thank-you for the last eighteen months of online sharing, motivation and encouragement.
I'm not a professional knitter. But I make these with love and care.
Yesterday I took a couple of beanie models to the beach. It was a beautiful afternoon and we had fun running and jumping around. Let me tell you, these beanies will stay on your head even if you decide to turn a cartwheel or leap off a cliff!
this last beanie is made from Debbie Bliss cotton dk 8ply.
(thanks to my beautiful mini-models, Ruby and Seisia, and my lovely friend Cheryl. It was a wonderful afternoon on the beach)
So, if you like these beanies and would like to win one for yourself, please follow my blog and leave a comment below. You can include a request for colours and favourite yarn as well. Make sure you leave some contact details so I can get in touch with you.
I'll close the competition on the last day of Autumn, next Saturday night.
And I'll randomly pick a winner on the first day of Winter. I'll get my girls to pull a number out of a hat.
Thanks to everyone who has made this blogging experience so awesome.
Have a lovely weekend, wherever you are...