Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Yarn, Buttons, and a new hair cut!

I have been such a bad blogger! I have been busy crafting and hope to share some of my new projects very soon. For now I am going to share my new hat that I made with some of my Christmas presents.
I am not one to get my hair cut very often - once or twice a year - and the last couple of times I have just had my husband cut some off the bottom :) He has done a very good job, but it just isn't the same.
So, while my son was gone for a few days last week, I decided to take advantage of the time alone and go get my hair cut. Unfortunately, the gal who usually cuts it had an emergency and had to leave right before I got there, so someone else was able to fit me in. The result is a very cute, but very short hair cut. I don't have a pony tail anymore!!! I love my ponytail and living on the farm it is a very practical hairstyle. It was quite a shock!

My mom gave me a really cute hat for Christmas and I got a couple skeins of alpaca yarn from a friend...

and some very fun buttons from my dad from a recent trip to Alaska...

throw them all together and I have a new hat :)

The hats have been helping me cope with the hair in my eyes!
My 6-year-old son took this picture - I see a future photographer in the making :)

I made this hat using the Knifty Knitter. If you aren't familiar with this product, it is a circle loom and so easy to use. There are numerous YouTube videos showing you how to use it and a ton of projects online.

Happy New Year to all!