old hat

I’m starting 2016 in kind of a bland humdrum haze. I’m not feeling sour or grumpy, in fact I feel really at peace and happy (just not creatively stirred). Not that I want to feel like a ruffled hot mess at all the prospects of the new year, but cripes starting it stale ..working off the tame everyday need to do list, instead of the tingly I WANT TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW list ..kind of meh.

Trying to keep productive, I’m using these grey uninspired moments as the perfect time to fall into my routine makes ..apparently hats, sandwich suppers and slowly ticking off the birthday knit and custom order lists are my go to things. My name is Amanda and I rarely wear hats but I am a pathological hat maker.

Soft Marl ♥
Moone Boy ♥
Little Honeybear ♥
Tensfield Organic ♥

..Oh on a completely off subject note,  because I must be having a vitamin deficiency or something ..for the first time in my life, I ordered 16 lbs of fruit off the T.V. (WHAT?!?) ..dang you QVC and your Honeybell Oranges!

How is your New Year starting? ..want a few oranges?

whole lotta makin

Remake of an old favorite the LaMar Hat ♥

AMANDA OCHOCKI Red & White knitting

A little red & white scratchy Knitting,

making a new favorite the Harper Hat

AMANDA OCHOCKI Siesta in seasalt

Started making this cowl twice, such a lovely pattern Siesta ♥, but I just can’t seem to find the perfect yarn :( which stinks because now I’m pissy with it ..double :((

AMANDA OCHOCKI Siesta in pink

..I think I may need sparkle!?!

AMANDA OCHOCKI Fade over dye (3)

Made another Fade (twice actually, once ripped) that’s why the yarn is already wound up double, I didn’t like the cream at the brim or the 1 x 1 rib. I just kept thinking how grimy gross a cream brim would get and the cream totally highlighted my crappy 1 x 1 ribbing :(

AMANDA OCHOCKI Fade over dye (4)

Much better with a dark “can’t tell it’s dirty” brim in 2 x 2 rib, but it ended up too guy for me and to girl for my guy :/ ..although it was deliciously soft in an alpaca bamboo blend!

AMANDA OCHOCKI Fade over dye (1)

So in an effort to sway Jason to love this, I over dyed it blue ..haha fool! ..umm still no ..maybe it was my description of it being deliciously soft?