I’ve had a strange and scrappy week or two- in my life and my knitting. And I’ve had a knitting related loss.
The big news around here is that we’ve put our home up for sale – all those neatly painted, plain backdrops to my knitted creations could be yours -for a very large fee!!
This news means that a lot of my time has been spent on the inevitable house selling/buying admin but I’ve still had time to knit!
So what have I been up to?
Do you remember all that snow? We had 11″ of the cursed white stuff. Like any sensible adults who were prevented from getting to work by the snow, Ben and I went out to play…
…and Ben got thoroughly taunted by me for wearing a “nasty, shop bought hat”.
“Ok! Ok! Knit me a hat then!” cried Ben (under threat of a large and menacing snowball)
“Ah Ha”, I thought, “just the response I was waiting for!”
I quickly showed him the picture of “Striped Hat” for Erika Knight’s Mens Knits book.
from this book…
Maroon and grey were selected as the colours – Grey from stash and maroon from a lunchtime jaunt to Loop in Islington with my bewildered and very patient colleague, Christine.
It was a quick knit…two evenings of love driven labouring….
I have to admit it didn’t quite fit right – it seemed a bit “long”…there was definitely some “extra unwanted hat” at the crown.
Ben said he liked it though.
We took pictures….
Ben wore it to work for three days running in the cold…..
I was a happy, fulfilled knitter.
Then today he confessed…..
He’d left my lovingly crafted hat on the train and lost it. Before I even had a chance to photograph it properly to blog it!
So I must leave you , my readers, with the only evidence of my lovingly crafted hat, modelled by a very familiar feline….
By the way – if you travel on the train to Cannon Street and see someone wearing this hat – accost them for me – they found it and it belongs to Ben!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Ben’s Snow HAt|
|Pattern:||Striped Hat from Erika Knight’s Men’s Knits Book|
|Yarn:||Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Maroon and Jaeger Extra fine Merino in Grey|
|Pattern Problems:||Seemed to come up WAY too long for Ben’s cranium.|
|Washing and Wearing:||I’ll never know….|
|Knit It Again???:||Looks like I’ll have to!|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||None.|