posts tagged: hats

a scruffy boy in a spiffy hat

I finished the hat for the boy. And despite grumbling, he allowed me to take a shot of him in it. Note that winter vacation officially began for him on Friday; shaving has gone by the wayside.

damn hat!

Last night the boy and I went over the list of hats I’ve made him. We can account for 5 (I wonder if there was one other, he is adamant there was not). Only one is extant. I hope that the various others that were left on Septa trains found their way to those who needed some warmth.

I essentially finished the newest hat a few hours ago. It was still on the needles, he tried it on, and it was officially too snug. He wants a little more room. OK, I understand that. I’d measured his head and left some give, but he wanted more. So I took it out.

28 is a happy number!

And as a birthday present to myself, I made a totally ludicrous hat, in about three hours. I’ve made the hat before, but I gave it away. I call it “Cirque”:

serial knitter tries to break out

I hadn’t quite realized how much of a serial knitter (that is, knitting one project at a time) I am until I just got all sorts of excited about doing the Cover Your Head hatalong and Jaax and I agreed to knit our toe-up socks together. This will mean 3 truly active projects (the USMP is done being knitted, but still needs to be blocked and seamed and button-ed, so it’s not an FO but it’s not currently on the needles), and I’m finding that it makes me a little panicky.