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Beth S.

I like the glovelets very much! And see, you didn't ruin your handspun. :-)

The ones on the left: Green Mountain Spinnery?

lisa b

love it...did you design the skull motif yourself? if so, please post it....please....

Obsessiondujour

Oooooh -- a felted pirate hat! Ooooooh -- giving away your first something knit in handspun! I can't decide which is more impressive. OK, yes I can, but there's this teeny-tiny chance that it might make me look a little selfish, so I won't say....

Rachel H

Sigh... My 4 yo wants to be a pirate too, but I wimped out and went to the Toy store for his costume. I mean, it was a really nice toy store with a whole bunch of great 'dress up' clothes, not cheap see-through fabric ones, but I think I'm losing Mommy points here...

Paddy

I knit 3 pirate hats a few years ago for a school production of Treasure Island. A basic felted brimmed hat, with a slightly wider brim which I folded up and stitched to make the tricorne. They were too warm for a stage production, but might be just the thing for trick-or-treating.

Paddy

I knit 3 pirate hats a few years ago for a school production of Treasure Island. A basic felted brimmed hat, with a slightly wider brim which I folded up and stitched to make the tricorne. They were too warm for a stage production, but might be just the thing for trick-or-treating.

Norma

Mmmm, fabulous! I'm going to knit with my own homespun SOON. I'm pretty psyched, too. But that whole egg metaphor....I dunno 'bout that one. ;-D

claudia

As you should be. Proud, that is.

claudia

As you should be. Proud, that is.

Carole

Knitting with your own yarn must be an awesome feeling and you have every right to be proud!

Laurie

That's a wonderful milestone! (And it looks so good.)

Kim

I love the new glovelettes and in alpaca......yum!

Ruth

Are those "Eric's Gloveletes" on the left? I am working on a pair of those myself at the moment, as a gift for the lovely ladies who teach my kids how not to fall off a horse. Fantastic pattern. I can only dream of being able to knit from my own handspun ... what's on my new drop spindle is not yet fit for public consumption.

I made the Pirate Sweater from "Adorable Knits for Tots" for the Young'un earlier this year. 3yo-s do seem to have a soft spot for things that go "arrr". That and superheros ... how does my little one know so much about Spiderman and Batman, when he's never seen the cartoons?

Cassie

The first you've knit with your handspun? Really? At any rate, its looking gorgeous. I wouldn't worry about the egg metaphor unless you get the urge to sit on the glovelets. ;-)

Sneaksleep

I am truly impressed with your motivation. I can't imagine taking the time to knit any part of a costume that could possibly be made from cheap craft store felt and glue. But then again, I wouldn't be able to use any part of that costume in later years. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Lee Ann

Mine wants to be a princess. So we actually do need a crown...

I LOVE the glovelettes. I need a pair. I'm freezing my butt off up here, and we saw snow on the car in front of us this morning. Sigh.

Now I know what I'll do with that black alpaca I got for a buck an ounce :-)

Debbie

Smee ain't got nuthin' on Jack Sparrow. And it's to your son's credit that he recognized fabulousness when he sees it. Now slap some eyeliner on him, wrap him in more scraves than Steven Tyler could bear, give him some Keith Richards elocution lessons and top it off with your fantastic felted hat and you'll have one hell of a costume! aaaargh, matey!

Rebekah

Aye Matey, a pirate's life for me.

The glovelets are great, and how wonderful they are knit from your own handspun!

liz

Gorgeous handspun and glovelettes.

If you do not already own a copy, might I recommend "How I Became a Pirate"? It's a great pirate book for small ones.

Meanwhile, our forecast says it's going to rain Monday. Now, it hasn't rained the last six times they said it would, however since it's Halloween, it'll probably be mean and do it to spite us. I hope the Bean can reconcile herself to being a witch with a Hello Kitty umbrella.

susan

This may be a stupid question, but why haven't you knit up any of your handspun 'til now???? The glovelettes look wonderful.

sara

Maybe there's just something about being a kid and pirates? My 4 year old (who similarly doesn't watch any TV - other than Arthur - or movies) wants to be a pirate for halloween and is quite specific about what he wants. Considering I just made him the star sweater from adorable knits, I don't really want to go back and do the pirate sweater, so we're just making do with a striped shirt and an eye patch. I would LOVE a pattern for a felted pirate hat, though! How cool of a mom would I be??? Can't wait to see the completed ensemble!
Sara

juno

And considerably less surprised, I imagine.

Laurie

How fast can you knit? Wouldn't a skull scarf be way, way cool for a pirate in a cold climate -- check it out -- Yorick from Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTyorick.html

Diane E.

I love the light grey mitts and the pattern! Can you tell me what pattern you used? Is it your own? I"ve just finished my own fingerless mitts, as the morning walks are a bit nippy and it seems the perfect quick project! Will be posting them later tonight, come see...Diane E.

Eilene

Everything looks great! Hey,that baby cable on the mitts looks just like the pattern I got at Stitches. Great job on the handspun!! :-)

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