Saturday, 10 January 2009

No, no, the weather map is over there, not down there...

I turned on the news and weather the other day to be confronted by these.
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Can you believe that? I am a happilly married woman but even I completely failed to notice what the weather was actually going to be. It was on channel five so that kind of explains it, but I was still quite surprised. Mind you, not too incapacitated to grab my camera.

Now onto the knitting - did I mention Pooch briefly took up knitting? He has half made a very wide scarf and in the process bought some chunky alpaca/wool mix in coloours he decided not to use. So having listened to him go on about bed socks in far too much details I banged these out this afternoon. The benefit of using 12.75mm needles and super-chunky yarn is that 18 stitches gets you a sock so they were never going to take long.
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In between I have been trying to finish my ripple bag and now just have the handles. The pattern calls for zig zag ones like this:
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But....they don't seem right. I'm sure once you put any weight on them they'll stretch out of shape anyway, felted or not, so I think i-cord. I'm thinking a length in each colour twisted together for each one. Only thing putting me off is not having much love for knitting i-cord, but then I don't have love for knitting zigzag straps so swings and roundabouts.

I do also now have another knitting project to queue up - another hat. The slouchy one just didn't look right. The final proof was when I forced it on my ickle sister, and she looked this good in it.
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You can't wear a hat again after your sibling looks better than you in it. So, I am on the look out for another one, but I'm not sure what style would suit my moon-face. Some googling later gives me...

Advice One: (If you have a round face) Hats with an asymmetrical or irregular brim and brims that roll away from the face. Steer clear of hats that hug the face or head and hats that have a tailored look or have a round crown. Brimless hats and round crowns emphasize the roundness in the face. Choose soft, medium height crowns and trimmings which direct the eye upward. Avoid brimless hats and low round crowns that emphasize the roundness of the face.

Advice Two: (If you have a round face) Choose hats with high brims and angular shapes, avoid round, circular, or floppy-shaped hats, always choose hats that are wider than your face.

Advice Three: (ROUND) Medium or small brims, neat styles, worn forward or on a sassy slant. Asymmetrical brims will lessen the roundness.

So to summarise,
  • Asymmetrical or rolling brim - must have a brim
  • Avoid round crowns
  • Consider sassy slanting

Knitted hats with brims...um? I need some fuel to power my thinking.

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Thank you Greenwich Market.

3 comments:

Steph said...

I guess the weather programme needed better viewing figures.. Hats? Can't wear them myself at all - I have a square face and big hair, so I stick to hoods.

Anonymous said...

No, I'm not sure I do believe it.

Yarni Gras! said...

CRACKS me up. And yes, they are WAAAAY down there....yikes. My hubby swears that the Fox network has the girls wear shorter skirts during ratings sweeps week. (he is in broadcasting) He is SO right.....it is funny.....we can watch their skirts go up and their blouses go down whenever sweeps come around. HA!

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