Almost

jenjoycedesign© tam scraps

Good morning !   My day was started early this morning finishing the last rounds of the tam, and doing all the finish work, and left with a minimal pile of trimmings for the birds’ nests , as I was able to carry the yarns upward as I went, making very little in the way of ends to weave in.  Now the tam is blocking to dry, inside-out, with many pins to shape it into a slightly taut disc, which later will be turned outside-out and steamed  ever so gently to set the fabric and soften the brim crease.

jenjoycedesign© blocking tam inside out

I have had so much enjoyment designing and knitting this tam that I’m thinking I need to allow myself another tam to design, you know,  just binge with it for a while.  Nevertheless  I am almost done with it, and as it has been quite warm lately,  I am hoping it will be dry and ready for a photo later today . . . and you know what that means?

In a blink this tam pattern will be ready to fly!

jenjoycedesign© blocking tam

“Wee Hearts” it is!

jenjoycedesign© Wee Hearts Tam (square)

Wee Hearts Tam

Folks, thank you so much for your great ideas in the last post about what to call my new tam.  I was tempted to keep with chess theme, and loved the jacks idea (I almost did that)… but then after I finished the tam (today) I realized that yes, there are indeed little tiny hearts in the motif, and stayed with the original title.  (If you click the the image of the tam, you will land on the pattern page for it. ) So after 5 or 6 days (I honestly lost track) of non-stop work designing, redesigning, knitting, ripping out & knitting over, cutting the band off and part of the tam, and reworking the band (plus Vikkel braid) , then making toorie, photographing, pattern writing, pdf editing, uploading… then doing myriad details on the pattern page on Ravelry with linking….

((huge sigh))… I must say, Emma and I were in dire need of a walk. So walk we did.

Thanks again for your feedback. I think I will engage you wonderful readers more often, I didn’t even know half of you were even out there. 🙂