Sunday, September 4, 2011

Entrelac Hat, New Place To Yak and One of My Favorite Things in Rome


Made this Lady's Entrelac Hat last week.  I absolutely love watching the Noro Aya yarn (Colorway #9) work into the  different colored blocks in this pattern!  No, you do not have to change yarns; it just works up this way.


It becomes addictive as the rows near the crown as it moves faster and faster with the decreases!


This side has different color blocks than the ones in the first photo.  Too much fun!


My friends at Rose Path Weaving have invited me to share on their blog, Shush I'm Counting!  So, I hope you knitterly (I know that's not a word, but I like it) folks  and anyone who might be thinking of knitting will join me over there as I do a guest post or two... or three...  I hope you'll stop by and say hi!


I have to share one more favorite from Italy.  ALL throughout Rome there were water fountains; fountains fed by the Roman Aqueducts.  I LOVED them!  You could have fresh, cold water wherever you were.  Oh, how I would have loved these during marathon-training-days (no water bottle to carry!).  Evan and I availed ourselves frequently!  The secret is that you cover the bottom where the water is constantly flowing out and it pops up through a hole to create a water fountain.  How ingenious is that??? 

blessings ~ tanna

36 comments:

Annette said...

Oh Tanna, I love Noro yarns! I've made a scarf out of them that I just adore! This hat is beauitful, although I don't wear hats, it might call out to me! Which color was this? I have a shawl I made that just isn't working for me, so might take it out and make this1

From the Kitchen said...

Tanna: I love the hat! When I saw the four knitting needles I was stymied but I'm going to check out the site for knitterly people--no one will know I'm not one, will they? I can see that the yarn would be fun to work with. One hat would do since it certainly would go with everything!! Hard to believe that it won't be so long before the cold winds will start to blow!!

Best,
Bonnie

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your hat is wonderful. I LOVE space dyed yarns. They are such fun to knit and it always looks as though you've been juggling several balls of yarn. I hope you'll continue to keep us updated on your blog about your knitting. In the meantime, I'm heading over to Shush, I'm Counting!
Best,
Susan

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Annette: This is the Colorway #9 in the Aya yarn by Noro! Love it! Thank you for asking. I have put that in the post at Shush, I'm Counting, but I will add it to this one also. So sorry. Thank you again. t

Terra said...

Ingenious water fountain design, and I very much admire the hat you made; it is a work of art.

Scott said...

Love those fountains from Rome. I always thought they were for washing your hands or filling a cup. I never saw anyone cover the outlet and make it pop up through the top.

Emily said...

That is a fabulous hat! Reminds me of an ice cream sundae.

Kate I said...

I love this hat Tanna! What pattern did you use? I'm not a hugely experienced knitter but this looks dooable...(I think)!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Tanna... that hat is gorgeous! I love it. I can imagine that pattern and those colors as a scarf too. Beautiful. And the water fountain *is* too neat!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh what a darling hat. I can't believe how the pattern just comes to life. Very cool!

Buttercup said...

What a beautiful hat! I'm not a hat wearer, but come the winter there's no choice. I think this hat could even cheer up my winter.

Deb said...

I love that hat...love the colors...what a cool way to get water...

Mary said...

I love that hat and I thought the photo of the fountain was fascinating. I didn't know you were a marathon runner. I was a racewalker a few years back. Now I do well to get out of bed in the morning :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I love that hat and I can't believe you don't have to change the yarn all that much. Looks pretty.

sandie

Amanda said...

That is one awesome hat! I can see how you'd be excited to knit that little cutie! Are you taking it up to the shop or are you keeping this one for yourself? Soooo cute!

Wanda said...

Awesome hat to wear to my grandsons football games...You are so talented and the way you "whip" up these darling things as easy as whipping cream.

Love, love, love that Italian fountain. And how clever indeed.

Betsy said...

wow...that fountain is wonderful!

but the hat...is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie said...

OK, that hat is incredibly cool looking. I kept staring at it to figure it out.

And I love fresh cold water, too. I wish we had that here!! I'm not flying across the ocean to get it. Too cheap and too chicken.

Pondside said...

The hat is a treat - but I've so far only mastered knitting in straight rows with two needles. I still need help reading a pattern, but I'd love to try something like this.

Christine said...

You have the eye and fingers for creating beauty!

Sometimes the Old Ways are the best. The fountain is simple. We all could stop and drink from the past.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I love the hat. It is beautiful. You are so very talented. I crochet, but only shawls. You are really good! I too love the ingenuity of Ancient Rome. They were so ahead of their time. Blessings, Catherine xo

no spring chicken said...

The hat is 'to die for'! The style.. the yarn.. WOW! I've read about entrelac but can't quite imagine going there quite yet. So, I am in awe.

And I have to say the fountain is definitely on my I WANT one list... Ingenious.

I am honored Tanna, that you would like to link my post! Of course!!

Blessings, Debbie

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Tanna, wow! That is a fabulous hat! My hairdresser and friend, who I saw yesterday, is doing a fun knit project at the moment -- a scarf and each row is ruffled layers. My crocheting time is definitely gonna be cut now that school is back. I've barely sat down since I got home from school this afternoon. Will have to visit you at the other site tomorrow as it is bedtime for me. Best wishes, Tammy P.S. we saw similar fountains while in France :)

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

Tanna - that hat is so beautiful! I can't believe the way the yarn works with the colors. Very cool. The weave kind of reminds me of a lattice pie - but everything reminds me of pie this year! Have a great week and we'll keep our fingers crossed for rain to come your way.

It's Just Dottie said...

I had no idea Italy was so wonderful. Smiles,
Dottie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Still enjoying the stroll down your vacation trail....love your new knitting, I love the colors

Donna said...

That hat looks like one of my baskets, but I'm sure it would be much more cozy on the head!
You can drink the water? Or you just wish you could have? Amazing engineering with no "tools"....

California Girl said...

oh the hat! and to think it's one skein of yarn continuously knitted! that is just so fun. i love this Tanna.

Leontien said...

Hi Tanna,

I love the little cap! And i'll go and visit you at the other blog, that is just great!

Thanks you so much for your sweet comment on my post from Thursday!

Big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Donna: YES, we drank the water. It was the purest tasting, coolest, best water I have ever had. Love Rome water!

Diana Ferguson said...

Love the hat!!

no spring chicken said...

Good morning Tanna~ The Elizabeth Zimmerman Knitters Workshop DVD, I borrowed from the library. I was so excited to find it! They don't have the companion book which I am looking to order. I highly recommend it! Even when she is covering what you already know, you pick up a tip or just end up smiling because she's so darned cute!!

Blessings, Debbie

Ana said...

Love, love, love, love it! Sooo cute. I am itchen to start knitting again now! Wishing you a wonderful new week my dear and sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Karolee said...

LOVE the hat! Entrelac is fun to do, but I don't always like the look of it in sweaters. That hat is adorable! I'll have to try one!

Solar Powered said...

Those colors are perfection. Thanks for the reminder of the water fountains. I had forgotten all about them!!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love the hat you knitted! And the image of the Roman water fountain is terrific.

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