If I had to name a theme for my knitting and crocheting this year it would have to be hats. I've had a wonderful time looking for patterns and creating my own when I couldn't find one that was just what I was looking for. And although making up my own patterns has been quite satisfying, it hasn't always been easy. Many times I've had to rip something out and redo it (over and over...can anyone relate?) until I got just the look I was after. And let me not forget to mention the tedious task of writing it all down - carefully recording row counts, which stitches I used, when I increased or decreased, etc., lest I forget.
This one is crocheted with a pattern I created after seeing something similar in a movie Dan and I watched earlier this year. (You never know where inspiration will come from!)
The two hats Anna is modeling are for a friend at church. The collection in the photo at the top is only a sampling of the many children's hats I've been making to sell at craft bazaars this fall.
In closing this post I have to confess that I'm not all that confident about promoting the things I make. As a matter of fact, I'm hesitant to even publish this post (or to set up a display to sell my handwork), but I guess I'll go out on a limb and trust the Lord to bless my efforts if it so pleases Him. Besides, He did bless me with a beautiful daughter to model my hats for me. ;)
"She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants."