Exciting News and a Hat…

I started a new new role with work 3 weeks ago and it has stolen all my knitting time. 🙁

Well… the new role plus the horrendous commuting through the 14″ snow  stole my knitting time. I’m in an area where an inch of snow that stays two days is considered an ice age!!

More on the the product of my snowy “commuting knitting” in a moment….

“So is the new role at work the exciting news??” I hear you ask?


The exciting news is……

The lovely Ben proposed and I said, “Yes”.
We’re engaged!
It must have been the Second Chance Hat that finally did it! 😀

Wanna see the ring???

From Ring!

I’m so thrilled with it  🙂

The plan is to get married in the Summer…It’ll be a small wedding and I definitely will NOT be knitting the dress 😉

Sorry! I know it’s a knitting blog and that’s  not knitting but I had to share 🙂

So back to the snowy commuting knitting…
You could say I’m being unfaithful to Ben – Gasp! Shock! Horror!
I have been knitting for another man!

Our Twitter buddy, Yaquaholic saw Ben’s  Second Chance Hat and desperately wanted one like it. He pleaded, grovelled, flattered and spun tales of woe and cold ears until I finally agreed to make him one.

Yaquaholic chose Rowan Felted Tweed in great shade called Carbon (colour 159)- a kinda slate grey with flecks of cream and brown – love the colour – I could be tempted to a garment in that myself – yum. Apparently it emulated a long lost beloved hat he had never been able to replace…<insert violins here>

The hat got finished yesterday – just as the snow here thawed – sorry Yaq!

So here it is – the product of a couple of weeks of snowy commuting….Yaq’s Hat (badly modelled by me…)

From yaqs hat

And a pic of it blocking over a bowl (Like I did for Ben’s hat) Showing the nice swirl…Although oddly – the Felted tweed didn’t go nearly as pointy as the pure wool version for Ben??

From yaqs hat

And one of it flat on the desk…I tell you – it’s impossible to get an exciting picture of a dark grey ribbed hat!

From yaqs hat
Completed Knit Report
Name: Yaquaholic’s  Hat
Pattern: Jacques Cousteau hat
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed
Pattern Problems: Less pointy than with pure wool but, because of the viscose and silk, less spring in fabric of the hat.
Pattern Modifications: None (except used German twisted cast on)
Washing and Wearing: I’ll expect Yaquaholic to report back!
Knit It Again???: Yes!
Difficulty: Easy if you can do the right cast on and magic loop
Rating: 4/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: This man deserves a second chance hat

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  1. JillS
    JillS December 12, 2010 at 2:00 am |

    Congratulations! The ring is gorgeous 🙂

  2. Terri (terdotty on rav)
    Terri (terdotty on rav) December 12, 2010 at 7:30 am |

    Congratulations! The ring is very gorgeous – I ‘m guessing Ben chose it and is looks vintage? He’s has great taste – but you already know that!

  3. josiekitten
    josiekitten December 12, 2010 at 7:52 am |

    Many congratulations to you both! I hope Thug is accepting that you have another ‘main man’ in your life without too much huffiness! You’ll have to knit something for the wedding, it just doesn’t seem right. Surely you must have some KSH in white to rustle up something floaty?!! If not, it’s the perfect excuse to increase your KSH mountain!

  4. Jo
    Jo December 12, 2010 at 8:50 am |

    Many congratulations to you both. The ring is gorgeous, and how exciting to be planning a summer wedding. My knitting has also slowed down somewhat, due to Christmas preparations, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment.

  5. pip
    pip December 12, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    waahey!! Congrats… love the ring 🙂 maybe you could make a summer wedding shawl 🙂

  6. Helen
    Helen December 12, 2010 at 9:14 am |

    Ooh, congratulations! What a lovely ring 🙂

    I’m with you on not knitting the dress – but a pretty stole would be a different matter…

  7. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple December 12, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    Congratulations. Such good news and the ring is stunning! I’m so happy for you both.

  8. Ali
    Ali December 12, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials, Susan. I’m so happy for you!

  9. Tricia F
    Tricia F December 12, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    Congratulations. May you have a long and very happy marriage. Sure you don’t fancy knitting the dress – it would be very fashonable and you are nmore than capable, having seen some of the intricate things you have knitted already.
    Have a good Christmas and take care
    x Tricia

  10. JulesM
    JulesM December 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm |

    Congratulations to you both!! Great news, and of course blogworthy :o) The ring is just beautiful. I look forward to hearing more about the upcoming nuptials.

  11. Joan
    Joan December 13, 2010 at 1:12 am |

    Congratulations! What a beautiful ring!

  12. Rolene
    Rolene December 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    Congratulations to you both! May you have a long and happy marriage.

    ps – the ring is beautiful!

    SNOOPYDOG December 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm |

    CONGRATULATIONS! The ring is beautiful! Love the hat too! Ros

  14. Jacqui
    Jacqui December 13, 2010 at 9:03 pm |


    You may most certainly insert happy news into your knitting blog! 😀

  15. Julie
    Julie December 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm |

    Congratulations! Beautiful ring and very exciting news 😀

  16. arianwen
    arianwen December 15, 2010 at 7:59 pm |

    Congratulations!!! Hope you have a great wedding!

  17. barbara
    barbara December 16, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    Congratulations – lovely news and a beautiful ring

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