… Keeps the doctor away!
My brain turned into wool, spun itself into yarn and I knitted it into a wearable mandala:
Yes. The fair isle tam aka Thrift Hat by Outi Kater is pretty much completed. It’s been blocked and is now drying nicely on my home made tam stretcher. I wrote pretty much because it still needs either a pompom or a little tail on top – like a traditional Béret. The lady who commissioned me for this tam wants a pompom, I kind of like the look of the béret tail better, but I have made the pompom and am happy to add it on.
I still need to put together a booklet to go with it, to tell the story of the hat – from fields to head – as it has been knitted entirely with locally grown and organically dyed wool.
The same mum who asked me to make a Baa-ble Hat for her son last winter got together with other parents from the local Steiner school and asked me to knit this fair isle tam as a goodbye present for their beloved kindergarten teacher. She should have her new hat on Tuesday. I hope she will like it :)
I will share more photos of this hat once it’s all dry, pompom’d and ready to go. I just wanted to share with you the first glimpse.
Have a good night!