Nasty day, nasty tummy, funky green hat!

grandcarriage's picture

NEVER EAT UNDERCOOKED TURKEY! I am here to testify. I have lost any weight I might have gained at Thanksgiving, to be sure. YUK! That being said, it was nasty wet and rainy in the Rose City. I walked outside and though, "Why don't I have a fun and funky hat?" I went to the Sippery at the Yarn Garden and dug out my "should be knitting" project, but my heart just wasn't in it. I wanted cheery, I wanted GREEN! Lambs Pride worsted Kiwi Green and a Fibertrends pattern ("Everyone's favorite hat and scarf"). Easy peasy and I cranked away on it, knitting up the the decrease in about 2 hours. The the coffee shop closed and I went to Powell's city of books to finish it in "the world cup". It's done, it's warm and lovely, but I have to pick out the edge and knit it just a trifle bit longer. I like hats that the edge flips up on, and this is just a TRIFLE short for that. (where the instructions say knit the side to 5 1/2, I recommend knitting it to 6 or 6 1/2, then start the decreasing. VERY fast knit, and a super cool hat, the pattern comes with directions for worsted through v. bulky (which must take half and hour to knit). Pix to follow. I think my family will be each be getting one (with the exception of my sister's family with her 9 children...).


MMario's picture

awwwww----c'mon......... -

awwwww----c'mon......... - people are always neglecting families with nine children! (says he who grew up as number 6 of 9); this weekend was sunny and warm in the Finger Lakes - so of course I was walking around dressed in a melton wool caped great coat singing christmas carols about snow and cold!

about the only knitting I did was turn the heel of a Christmas stocking while at our mandatory staff meeting wednesday - then a couple rows on a faroese shawl over the weekend. Time travel takes up a lot of time and energy.

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

grandcarriage's picture

Dearest Mario, I love my

Dearest Mario,

I love my sister, in theory. But she is a very conservative woman who has raised her children to think that my lifestyle is a sin against God and Nature. That being said, I MAY make them a great big afghan out of red-heart so they can toss it in the washer and dryer. But 9 Hats? No way. (Besides the ages range from 18 to 3. I just cannot do that many sizes and maintain sanity. With parents, that would be like 11 gifts. Yagh!

MMario's picture

apply the law of payback -

apply the law of payback - become the kids absolutely favorite person in the entire world. heh-heh-heh-heh-heh....

I've got a sister like that - I love her when she's at least 1500 miles away - luckily she has not reproduced. *shudder* the thought alone is frightening.

grandcarriage's picture

I've thought of that. The

I've thought of that. The problem is, I've not ever been involved in the family, and the eldest are late teens, getting ready for college. I may send a package to the eldests as they go off to university. An afghan in the college colors, some winter wear (the eldest wants to go to my sister's alma-mater: Marquette, where tuition is $27,000 PER YEAR! He may end up going to Auburn, where sis teaches and tuition is therefore, free. (She has 8 others who will need tuition as well....) If I was wealthier, I'd send them money for college.