The Goddess Door

Divine Hand Knits From Door County, Wisconsin

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Happy 4th of July!

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I am pretty tired. What a busy and kinda crazy 4th of July! So many people up here in Door County, and the weather is amazing: in the 70's with a light breeze and sunny. Everyone seems to have their own backyard fireworks, echoing off the water, so I probably will be up for a little while.  On the knitting front, I finished a gorgeous hat today, my own design using hand-dyed wool from Manos del Uruguay (Maxima in the Fire colorway) and a complimentary gold color (Cascade 220 goldenrod).  I used a stranded stitch pattern from Alice Starmore, an Eastern horizontal repeat. 

 Close up of my new hat, one of a kind!

Close up of my new hat, one of a kind!

And, although I am really enjoying using Squarespace to put together this website, I have no earthly clue how to size my pictures better, so, I suspect this one will look huge, too. (hey, figured out how to make it smaller! Later edited)  But here's me modeling my just-finished hat:

 Yes, it's a knitting selfie. Deal with it.

Yes, it's a knitting selfie. Deal with it.

I posted a picture (in night lighting) of the WIP (work in progress) on Facebook, because I was so enjoying the colors and yarn.  Here's the picture:

 Delicious yarn

Delicious yarn

A friend of mine posted that it looked like spaghetti. She is completely right. Maybe I should have whipped up a meatball repeat hat right on the spot. Oh, well.

-from the Lady with her Hair on Fire