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Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's Summer so it's time for some fun new Headbands!

Well with summer here and most of the rest of the world getting hotter instead of staying cool like where I live, I have had a lot of requests for headbands instead of my slouchy hats.  Here in the Pacific Northwest having a hat at any time is always a good idea.  You never know when it's going to break out in a sudden downpour!  Anywhere else in the world though, on a crisp summer night you don't necessarily want a hat but maybe just a headband that keeps your hair back and your ears from getting chilly. 

The open weave I decided to do with these turned out a lot better than I had hoped it would.  It really holds your hair in place while allowing it to not get matted to your head from sweat.  I made matching black ones for my best friend Shaunney and Myself.  I have almost every color you can think of but to list the ones I have readily available:

Solid One Color:
Dark Purple
Light Lavender Purple
Light Blue
Bright Lime Green

Pink Camouflage
Green Camouflage
Desert Camouflage
Red, orange, purple, and brown
Blue, turquoise, purple,  and green
Bright Rainbow
Green, blue, turquoise, and sea foam green
Pink, orange, purple

I hope you like them.


Mrz Jaques

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ambrosia, the food of the gods...

     As a believer in the Gods of ancient Greece and all of the old stories of Greek Mythology, seeing the name of this yarn being "Ambrosia" automatically made me think of all the Gods and Goddesses sitting up at Mt. Olympus lounging around eating.  Having never seen actual "Ambrosia" myself, only that nasty stuff they sell at the grocery store that is red Jell-O and whipped cream with chunks of fruit salad in it, (gag me with a crooked spoon! YUCK!!!) my imagination has me believing that it is this fuchsia color gelatinous goo type substance, that is like, shimmering and looks like that really cool almost metallic looking stuff they used to put in those toys they called "water weenie's."  To me it is something that could never be duplicated in the human world no matter how hard we try.  

     As much as I love the mixing of all the colors in this hat, it doesn't say "Ambrosia" to me.  I would have called it, "Flirtatious Fuchsia" or something like that.  Lion Brand Homespun has some of the funniest names for their yarn.  It is always one or two words.  Like "Delft" or "Mediterranean" and the colors never cease to amaze me, but I definitely would have found some better names for a few of them.  

     This has mostly the deep fuchsia as the base color but it blends in soft subtle hints of tangerine, peach, soft rose, aqua, turquoise and even a little plum to really bring the deep cool colors out.  I have found that this hat really looks good with deep blue and purple colors in your outfits because it accents the subtle hints of those colors in the hat.  You can wear it with a lot more than you would originally think.  Obviously it looks good with pinks and purples.  I really hope you like it.  I've been a little slow on making things lately.  I've been severely ill.  

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mrz Jaques