Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Janis

As I was finishing this week's project, I was listening to radio station Jazz 91.1 San Mateo, California (on the interwebs). The program was celebrating the life of Janis Joplin who would have been 70 years old today. It was interesting hearing her range of styles of the years and comments and stories from friends and peers. At first I was a wee bit surprised because I've always thought of her as a rock singer, it never really occurred to me that she really was a blues and jazz singer first and foremost. I heard one story that was sad, she was voted "ugliest man on the campus" - how cruel people are to each other, I wonder if bullying will ever go away.

I can't think of a clever segue into this weeks project, so I'll just start - this is Hoot the Owl Toque:



I wasn't going to make another owl hat but when I held the yarn in my hand and started to knit with it, it really seemed that an owl would be the best thing for it. I would like to thank Honey Nutbrown for providing the pattern, I am very happy with the results. I used a really bulky yarn, so I used the number of stitches for the smallest size but used the measurements for the bigger sizes.

Oh and by the way, do you like my new "baby"? I felt it would be much better to display my baby hats on a baby head to give viewers a better idea of how the hat would fit, instead of just being put on a rock or christmas ornament, or whatever else I've used in the past.

7 comments:

Kris said...

Looks great!

My Little Corner said...

Thanks Kris - thanks for the pattern!

Rick Watson said...

When Janis died, she took a little piece of my heart.
R

My Little Corner said...

Rick - Maybe you told her to?

Laoch of Chicago said...

One liked Janis Joplin. :-(

Rigo Espinoza said...

Where can I get a head like that

My Little Corner said...

Hi Rigo - you can buy them on Etsy.