11 March 2008

Creative Title Here

Yes, that's just how brain dead I am today! I cannot think, so insert your own title. ;)

In fact, I think I'll have a little contest. Leave a clever title for this post in the comments section (no emails!) and I'll enter you to win a...something. How about a nice heart penannular? Like this one?

Leave your title in the comments by midnight PST on Thursday March 13, 2008. Impress my husband and kids and win a Designs by Romi shawl pin! (hint: we all like puns and wordplay - ok, I do, but they put up with me, and maybe they even like it a little now too).

So...last Saturday I knit a couple of hats from my first handspun. Whadaya think of that?! My elder son thinks it's so cool that he brags about me. Is he a keeper or what?! And the smaller version (for whose birthday one of the hats was made) was suitably ecstatic to receive said hat. My kids are great. :)

So here we are, hats for me and son:

another view:

and another.

Nothing thrilling - a very simple pattern with a roll for me and a little ribbing for the little one, but we like 'em nonetheless. :) Next up: matching hats for elder son and Dad.

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Blogger punkin said...

Ummmmm. Hmmmmmm. (wrinkling forehead trying to squeeze something out of my brain). Nope. I got nothing.

The hats are great! I am impressed. Warm heads and warm hearts.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

You know, sometimes when creating something was easy, we say, it had just come off the needle. And with your new enthusiasm for spinning, these hats seem to have "come off the spindle", so that's my suggestion for the title :)

1:52 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

"Have a heart. Or a hat." That's the best I can do, before breakfast, before chocolate.

3:46 AM  
Blogger sophanne said...

Not so clever title but Oh how I Love. That. Pin.

"Win Romi's Heart."

4:07 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

I like to mush words together to make up new words. So far, OED has not contacted me about these words, but here's one just for this post:


Get it? Spun knit hat?

Or maybe Spunknatty-do for deux?

I'll stop.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Terri H. said...

Nice dome covers Rosemary!

Since I have politics on the brain, how about: "Tossing Some Hats Into the Ring" as a title?

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "In Which Nearly Constant Spinning Has Left Me Dain Bread"

Love the hats--they're beautiful!

5:27 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Delisi said...

How about:

Have Title, Will Travel

Go Ahead, Make My Title

After All, Tomorrow Is Another Title

Title? We Don't Got to Show You No Stinkin' Title


7:04 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Your hats came out great! what a feeling of accomplishment you must have from using your own handspun! the colors are beautiful too.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Of Handspun and Heads: A Romance.

It's silly, but hey. I really like the hats! I can see why the kids like them so much.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Susan aka Chicken Mama said...

Unchain my Heart? Does that work? Tell ya what...I will get the Angora goats, we can dye the fiber together, you spin and then teach me, and then I will make soup while you knit hats? Does that sound like a plan?


8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats for the Heart
Hats from my Heart - your handspun making hats for the whole family (your heart).

Cute hats! It is the perfect use for lovely handspun.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

"My Kids Are Keepers!"

Yeah, I got nothing, but I do think you're doing a great job with the spinning. I'm so impressed that you're already knitting with your own handspun. So cool!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

The hats are AWESOME. Your son certainly is a worthy recipient of such a hat.

Knowing how immensely proud I was of my first handspun yarns (which I have yet to use for anything), I can't even imagine how proud I would be of a FO made *from* said handspun!!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hat heads, hat heads, eat them up - yum!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

"Handspun Headgames"-

I am resisting. Spinning is one more hobby I haven't got time for, but oh the yarn is so lovely.

Was it fun to knit?

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throwing my heart into the ring.

A hat-hearted woman.

It's hat-y 2-D time. =)

Hat'd you do that?

Heart-d-heart har har (or hat)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First I thought of "How to Win My Heart", but Sophanne sort of already did that. Then I thought of "Of Hearts and Hats", but then others came up with similar titles. So now all I have left is "Stuff I Made with my Handspun".

5:42 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

"From my hand to their head"
"Cold head + handspun hat= warm heart"

I am glad to see you knitting your handspun. I know several spinners that seem to horde the handspun and never knit it up.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Nothing thrilling??? Very thrilling! You have taken to spinning like a duck to water. I love your hats, and I love the fact that your son is so proud of you. Beautifully done.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now for something completely different....

As the Whorl turns....

You spin me right round, baby, right round.....

All this and Hats, too....

Ok, it's time for me to go to bed....


12:41 AM  
Blogger Chris D. said...

Hi. How 'bout "Cherish is the word..."

2:41 AM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

How about "Woolly Warm Heads"
"Hats Off To Me!" (especially since your son and us love it!) :P

4:39 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

The hats look great!

btw, I got your heart pin in the mail a while ago and LOVE it!! :)

6:23 AM  
Blogger Olga said...

How about the title' The Singluar Confession Of One Hand Spun'
I dunno, works for me!Love the heart BTW!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Shirley said...

I like the colours.
"Two for two"

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pins are getting more beautiful all of the time. Brenda Patipa used her heart all weekend on the new red garment in the booth at Stitches and people were bugging me about where you were! We got pictures and will link to your site from the sweater kit. :o)

I love that you are finally spinning. Angela is relentless, I see. While I do not like spindle spinning, wheel spinning is the most soothing thing on the planet. Great job. :o)

7:03 AM  
Blogger margene said...

How about-
Greatest Kids on Earth!

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great hats! That's awesome how quickly you picked that up.

7:13 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

Warm heads, Heart Pins.

7:24 AM  
Blogger weebug said...

love the hats!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Traceyleezle said...

Spin a Tale of Two Hatties

Yup, that's my best shot for today, I'm going with the first thing that popped into my head. Great hats btw.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Cheryl S. said...

Hmmmm. How about, "My Heady Handspun"?

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm no good at this, but I can't get the Paul Simon lyric out of my head "Spinning Toward Infinity...And Maybe A Couple of Hats," though Mr. Simon had nothing to say about the hats, of course. ;-) Gorgeous work, Rosemary - I love the color and the spinning is wonderful. What lucky kids! Sam

8:07 AM  
Blogger Turtle said...

Hand spun & roll brims (and ooohh look! a shiny heart!)

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I Heart Handspun"?

I'm in complete agreement with you -- thinking up post titles is one of the hardest parts of blogging! And yet other folks always seem to have something snappy. I wonder what the secret is...

8:33 AM  
Blogger Redheadskydiver said...

What about for the next post with the winner?

"My head was spinning, but my heart's been won"

8:43 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

The best hat head(s) ever!

I love them both. Yum.

8:49 AM  
Blogger knottykitty said...

LOVE that heart pin!! I had a couple of ideas for the title, but they were too close to some others before me, so how about...

"Handspun Heads and
Half-Open Hearts!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

"My Heart Belongs to You. Maybe."

Love the hats! Don't you feel great, having made both the yarn and the hats? (Well, having spun the yarn, anyway. The sheep might have had something to do with the making part.)

9:07 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Heart-y hat hat

Love the hats and the hearts.
Vicki M

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hats off to some FOs"

11:34 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

How about "Hats and Hearts?" Or "Hearts, Hats, and Handspun?"

K, I'm tapped out. LOL!

They look great!! I'm so impressed that you're already using your handspun. Most of mine is still in hanks.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

"From Top to Topper"

"Making Heads Spin"

(and thanks for the kind comments on my Muir, btw; I was late seeing the post but it was great to finally meet you face to face at Stitches!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I think 'Bragging Rights hat" would be good. since your family brags about your spinning to f.o. talents.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Mranthe said...

From Top to Toppers...
Spindle Me Spun...
My Hat's On For You...
(I just know I'll actually think of one I really like as soon as I hit publish.)
Oh and, btw, definitely:
I Heart These Hats -- no wonder they brag! Nice spinning, lucky menfolk!
(I Heart Your Heart as well, but I expect that should be the title of the winner's post :)

2:00 PM  
Blogger Rooie said...

Spinning Toppers?

Warm Heart, Warm Heads?

The hats are gorgeous. The colors are enough to keep one warm all winter.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about "Spun from the heart, worn with pride"? Beautiful work, BTW!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Spun Two Toques


Headline Hunter

7:29 PM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

"Hat's off to you, handspun"
"Hat-tacular handspun"
"hatitat for handspun"
"spinning out of control"

10:44 PM  
Blogger Sheila E said...

What came to me was "A Heady Endeavor".
Congratulations Rosemary you have just stepped into the void.
Beautifully I might add!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cause I've always been a Dusty Springfield fan, how about "Take it, take another little piece of my heart now baby"

11:56 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

The hats are gorgeous! They look wonderful. I can see that everybody has done a greater job than I have with my first handspun. Looking forward to future handspun yarn and projects from you.

4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...It'll Make Your Head Spin"

yeah, that's the best I can do! That shawl pin is gorgeous!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Markiesnana said...

"The Naked Lamb Project"

7:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How about... Batts to Hats

4:16 PM  

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