Monday, June 04, 2012

Wonderful Wool ~ My New Bobble Hat!

Happy Monday Everyone!

This hat story is so funny!

Here it is the beginning of June ~ Summer is almost here... It is almost 90 degrees outside as I type this, and I just crocheted this FUN 100% Chunky Wool Bobble Hat!

Sometimes I crack myself up!

I know Archie is laughing at me! ;)

I could not help myself! 

I just found the most wonderful Universal wool yarn for 1/2 price at Tuesday Morning in my favorite mustard color.

So...I had to make this hat!

I loved making it, and I found a whole new yarn company in NC ~ Universal ~ to enjoy!

I googled their website and immediately fell in love with all the colors and textures of yarn that they offer.

After working with this great fiber, I will definitely be ordering more!

Another great tidbit of this story that makes me smile is that as soon as I finished the last stitch of the hat, I decided it needed a special embellishment for the top.

I put down my crochet hook and went to the mailbox to get the mail and a package from the UK was waiting for me.

It was my new order of  Sirdar Chunky Snowflake yarn that I ordered from Cari Crafts.

My friend Lynne, in the UK, first shared the unique snowflake yarn with me earlier this year when we made our sea urchins and when I used it in my owl pillow, I asked her how I could order more.

She showed me where she gets it and I was tickled pink to see that they sell to the US and that they convert straight to $ from pounds with the push of a button on their website.

The shipping was less than I pay for some mail within the USA and it came in less than a week!

I was so happy that I made a bobble right there in the kitchen with the new blue skein and my hat was complete!

How FUN is that?

What FUN things are you up to today?

Did something you saw on your walk with your doggies make you smile, or something you made in the kitchen turn out especially yummy? ;)

Please leave us a note and tell us all about your smile today!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & Archie


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I love your bobble hat Melissa, even though it is a bit hot to wear it now it will be something to look forward to when the cooler weather arrives.
Isn't it great to find new yarns, I am so happy to have a stash of the Amazing Yarn you introduced me to.
Seeing how much the dogs loved their polyhedral balls made me smile this morning!
Lynne x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Another great hat ~ wow! Love it ~ fun ~ We use it today in New England ~ rainy and windy and cool and more of the same for the week ~ Fun today ~ hope to be creating some more Asian style brush painting with haiku ~ thanks, ^_^

Meredith LeBlanc said...

What a cute topper! Love it Melissa :)

Meredith & Scarlet

Mitch and Molly said...

What a cute hat, Melissa! Our mom loves knitting bobbles!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are back from the ocean and came running to see you!
We love the bobble hat and the colors are just perfect! It will be so snuggly warm when the weather is just perfect for it!
The topper is the perfect color too!
It will be so cute on you!