I'm sorry I haven't posted for a bit - nearly two weeks is it? Naughty me. Life has taken over somewhat, and I've been really busy with the day job, being a secretary for the orchestra I play the 'cello in, gallivanting over to Cardiff to visit The Man, and working on new designs and crochet commissions.
What's that I hear you say, crochet commissions? Well yes. When I set up Lemons for Lemonade, in my mind's eye I saw myself rustling up whatever it was that people wanted me to make in crochet for them, which would stop me getting bored and keep me on my toes. And now, nearly a year later, I am super happy and proud to say that I am heading along in that very direction. The thing that makes me most happy is when people come to me and ask ME to make them something. Little me! They've thought of me before anyone else (hopefully!) and like my other work and trust me enough to pick the right colours and yarn types, and that alone makes my heart leap and soar.
I have been working away at quite a few of these commissions recently, but the one I'd like to share with you today is this one: A hat for Randi.
Randi is one of my Twitter chums. (She's @RandiSJohnsen - go follow her!) She tweeted me a few weeks ago asking if I could crochet hats, as she'd found one with a pattern on Pinterest that she wondered if I could make for her. Of course, I said, this is exactly the type of commission I'd like to get my mitts on. So we had a little tweety chat about yarn type and colour, and size of hat, and off I went to source the yarn she had requested, and set to work making the hat.
To cut a long and slightly embarrassing story short, I ended up making two hats, one of which that would probably quite comfortably fit the head of a giant...
Anyway, would you like to see the finished hat, as modelled by Randi herself? Of course you would!
Apparently Randi is not a fan of having her photo taken so she enlisted the help of a couple of willing volunteers. How adorable they are! And I think Randi photographs very well, don't you?
All the photos were taken by Randi's other half, Mr Mike Meggiato, a photographer and self-confessed geek, amongst other things. He's just in the process of developing his new website, but in the meantime, please go and get yourself acquainted with his work over on his Flickr page, and his Facebook page too. He'd very much appreciate it. Oh - and he's a fellow Twitterer too, so go follow him: @Mike_Meggiato.
Here are a few close-ups of the hat itself:
The pattern Randi found is this one, from the Vallieskids blog, and is a very easy pattern to follow. Randi wanted a variegated yarn in a mixture of browns and greys and found this chunky acrylic yarn by James C. Brett which fitted the bill perfectly. (It's the Marble Chunky 200g in MC13 if the link doesn't work for you.)
Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some more of my commissions with you, including some of the cutest tiniest little hats you ever did see, and some rather special flowers. Don't forget to pop back and have a look!
Emmalemonade x x