A couple of new items

bobshome's picture

I just finished a cap in 80%Baby Alpaca and 20%Bamboo. It's soft and warm BUT I'm not so sure about the retro look of it? It might have to be moved on.
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Also - I don't remember sharing this with you. It was a pre-holiday knit and I wore it throughout the holidays.

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MMario's picture

I would say "classic" rather

I would say "classic" rather then "retro" - design elements that keep re-occuring because they WORK - whereas to me "retro" is for design elements that can be pretty well assigned to a period of time - because they tend to be faddish.

bobshome's picture

First - Thanks guys I

First - Thanks guys I appreciate all the positive comments. MMario - lol - leave it to you to make crystal clear a situation - you're terrific at it. Thanks. I have to agree and while I appreciate the classics - they are not me. Stay tuned for the upcomming hat (called "tuque" pronounced tsück, which is specific word for a knit winter hat, here in Montreal).

They both (the hat and the

They both (the hat and the vest) look absolutely incredible. I wouldn't part with either of them. Excellent job.

potterdc's picture

I think they're both

I think they're both wonderful, but if you have to move the hat on, I can send you my address. ;-)

Tom Hart's picture

I clicked on the hat and it

I clicked on the hat and it took me to flicker. I especially like the top shot of the hat. Beautiful. Masterful! The vest is a stunner. Looks great on you.

TomH's picture

Both look great and are

Both look great and are keepers!

Kerry's picture

The vest looks great on you.

The vest looks great on you.

ronhuber's picture

I, too, like the hat - it

I, too, like the hat - it looks warm and soft as you said. I hope you keep it and use it. The vest is gorgeous. The design (houndstooth?) is stunning.

Tallguy's picture

Maybe I don't understand the

Maybe I don't understand the term "retro", but I like the hat very much. I do like that vest design too. I can see why you wore it all through the season! Fits very well. Any details you wish to share?

bobshome's picture

Hey Tallguy - thanks. The

Hey Tallguy - thanks. The retro comment perhaps isn't obvious in this pic. The hat has a large ribbed rim like a fisherman's cap. So it does have an older look to it.
My vest was an interesting knit. I just took the pattern of a PHILDAR vest and added the houndstooth pattern to the front. Quite simple really.