After many months of gaining inspiration from other people’s blogs, I have finally started my own. This site will be home to all Hipp Crafts, from knitting to sewing to DIY home improvements. I hope you enjoy it!
Let’s start with some recent history. Mr. Hipp and I traveled to Wales and Ireland in September. We met up with other Hipp family members in Dublin, then traveled together to Killarney.
Does this picture give you any indication of how much I enjoyed the trip? That’s right, two huge spools of amazing, 100% wool, tweedy-licious yarn. I purchased it at the Muckross House gift shop. They have all sorts of traditional crafts, including a working weaving studio. I guess this yarn was intended for a loom, but no reason it can’t be knit instead! The orange yarn has bits of blue in it so the two yarns should go together nicely.
I am thinking of making a Sunrise Circle Jacket with this yarn – orange as the main color and blue inside the hems for a little pop of fun. This knit-along has shown some great examples of how this jacket looks on “real people”. I especially love the one completed by the Nubian Craftster. Seeing her completed jacket made me think, “Okay! This can really work!”. Of course, goodness only knows how long it will be before I can actually start on this project. I have a long list going already, so the Sunrise Circle Jacket will just have to wait patiently for its turn.