Thursday, January 29, 2015

Some plotting and scheming

Somewhere along the line writing Hugs, I noticed I'd started posting a free pattern every February 14th as a little Valentine to you guys.  This year I considered not doing it - I have to pack and move and prep for a variance hearing to put a second floor on the house - but then I saw a lady on the bus wearing a really cool hat and it gave me an idea.  So I swatched. 


Twice.  Once with yarn so slim it made me cry because I knew I could not knit my idea in anything less than two years, three months, and eighteen days, and next with the same yarn held double because Why don't I think of that more often??

Then I noticed something else I should have seen before:


Kind of close to matchy with the Yak scarf, don't you think?

Maybe not, but it's worth a try.

Then I got knitting, and here's the start in case you want a preview.

Doesn't that edge look like it's been dipped in paint?

There is more to this hat than a stripe, but I won't spoil that part for you.  I will tell you though that I finished knitting it yesterday, and I didn't even bother running in the ends before slipping it on and wearing it around the house.  Did I mention the thing about not having any insulation?  Sometimes I have to wear a hat inside.  And this hat?  It is so comfortable.

And now, I'm sorry, I have to make you wait a couple of weeks to see it.  I'm such a meanie!

Hope you have a good day in spite of me and I'll see you tomorrow.