My name is Renee and I create many different things. Not being able to specialize in one or maybe even two of my passions, I finally embraced the inevitable fact that I cannot stick to one ...
My name is Renee and I create many different things. Not being able to specialize in one or maybe even two of my passions, I finally embraced the inevitable fact that I cannot stick to one discipline. ThatÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s a good thing, because I simply have to create!
It is important for me to be involved in the whole process of creation, from start till finish. The design begins in my head and my hands make it from my heart. Something with a soul emerges, seemingly out of nowhere. It has been made with passion. The time and thoughts that are part of the process get a special meaning. Not only to me, but also to the one who receives my creation. It means a lot to me when customers recognize this passion and appreciate it. In a distant way, I become part of their lives because of what I made for them.
It has been a long journey from the very first knitted dollÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s scarf (1970) until the quilts, greeting cards, teddy bears, jewelry, accessories and knitting (today). This journey hasnÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½t reached its final destination yet, not by far. Every day I learn new things: about techniques, about my products and about what people like and what they donÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½t like. Gradually IÃÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ve come to realize that it has been good for me to start my own company; this truly fits me like a glove.
I am thankful to my father who taught me how to hold a hammer and to make do with what is available. I am thankful to my mother who had the rare gift to be able to make with her hands what she saw in her head. And I am eternally thankful to my maternal grandmother for teaching me the old school crafts.
A simple slouchy hat made out of 1 skein of worsted weight yarn. I used Malabrigo Worsted Indigo (192 meter/210 yards)(100 gram). It is a joy to knit and an even greater joy to wear. Very soft and warm. The German Twisted Cast-on together with the brim of garter stitches makes this hat very stretchy and comfortable around the ears. What makes the knitting interesting are the garter stitch ridges in combination with an easy row of eyelets. It will look good on any type head.
18 stitches and 20 garter rows = 10 cm/4 inch (with needles 4,5 mm./US 7/UK 7/CAN 7)
157 yards of Worsted weight