Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hat's off to me!

For Christmas, I gave Hubster a box with three skeins of wool, two knitting needles, and a knitted swatch, with a promise to finish knitting him a hat before the end of winter. And I have succeeded:

Can I just say that I am not responsible for that wallpaper border behind me? We have much wallpaper-stripping to do in this house.

Here's a better view:

The pattern is from Vogue Knitting’s Caps & Hats Two. I knit it with Knitpicks Elegance (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) in "Grass" and "Redwood." And it's the first hat I have ever made since I finally got the hang of knitting at age 16.

Hubster has a big noggin, but so do I, so I think it will it him fine.

Now I need to finish the socks I started knitting during our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia at the end of 2004. Oh my. Procrastinate much?


  1. What a great job on he knitting. Love your site. Thanks for the comment on mine. I have only knit one hat I should take a photo of it and put it up. It was from the 70's. in squares.

  2. Wonderful job. I have no idea who in the world you got the pattern in there, but then again, I'm not a knitter. Crochet is more my speed and not even recently.

  3. Nice hat! I like the color combo.
    Is that made out of Llama wool??

  4. Anonymous5:01 pm

    Yes Mo, the LLamas that she just got and DIDN'T tell you about!! hahahah

    LOVE those colors together. That's a really beautiful hat ... and I'll bet it just feels luxurious .. no itchy heads with that one.

    and OK the wallpaper's not thaaaaat bad. ;)

  5. Hey, thanks for the compliments all! Hendria, your hat would no doubt be very stylish now. Aren't the 70s back? : Robin, it's Fair Isle knitting. You carry the strand across the back of the work. It's not as hard as it looks, especially with just two colours. Mo, it's alpaca... think mutant llama. And NK, I mean, Anonymous, no llamas yet! But hopefully chickens by the summer.

    ANd the wallpaper SUCKS. :)

  6. Anonymous9:38 am

    Great hat! And colour work, too. Pretty amazing for a first hat.

  7. Oh my! You have your own Blair Witch Project portrait!!

    I love the hat, Pnat. Fair Isle and I often don't get along very well. I'm a speed demon, and find it slows me down more than I like, I guess, but the results are always satisfying and I always wonder why I don't do it more often when I'm done with a project.

    I love your dogs. Have I said that I love your dogs?


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