that's right. finally finished to my satisfaction, with much nicer pictures than my webcam will take. mmmm, digital SLR...(thanks mom and dad!)
So there it is. Red and green plaid on an orange base, complete with two wee little rivets (grommets, I guess).
the instructions on the box of the vaguely disturbing looking rivet press pliers things said to use them on two thin layers of fabric.
somehow, I don't think that worsted weight wool knit on size 8 needles with at least one carrying strand at every point + internal fabric lining count as two thin layers of fabric, but I have since learned that if it's squishable and you're determined enough...it'll work.
the view of the hat in this picture is better, but composition-wise, I like the one at the end of this entry better.
And then, of course, there's...the other side of Padma's Hat. Posing nicely on the corner and poised to leap out on unsuspecting Bootsies. ...I could use a Bootsie, my apartment's kind of scary. The lack of Bootsie is probably why the hat's too hungry to leap out and attack me.
I think it looks sort of confused in the right picture.
The eyes are a little too orange in the left picture- I blame the amazingly stupendous lighting available to me in that awkward little corner. They're actually a mildly shimmery red- perfect for plotting world domination.
So. There's the hat. I hope y'all like it.
And here's the picture that I like better, if only for the composition, since the colors/shaping is better on the above picture and the shadows conceal some of the details on the hat...
...but I like how it seems as if the Hat and the toaster are cuddling.
...don't let that fool you...