Sunday, August 03, 2008

Good Yharma

"Yharma" is my word for knitting kharma and this hat is the perfect example. I was yearning to make another hat - just one - and then I'll get back to the socks and UFO's - really I will. I wanted to make it for my daughter's friend Amanda but I wanted to try something new. So I searched around and found this great pattern for the "Amanda Hat". Now how perfect is that? The pattern is adorable and it knits up really quickly. I think she's going to love it. The only problem is that it calls for a half ball of Malabrigo and I didn't have any handy. So I grabbed some Berroco Jasper that I have been waiting to use. It is so soft and yummy I just love it!
What I didn't realize is that there are only 98 yards in the skein. I came close, really, really close but not quite enough. But I figured that since Berroco is a major yarn supplier and it's not some hand dyed, art yarn that I'd be able to easily get some more. Right? WRONG! I went on the Berroco site to figure out what the color is called (my tag just had numbers on it) and what did my eyes behold? They have discontinued that colorway. ACK! So I quickly went to WEBS online and was thrilled to find that they had 3 skeins left. Can you believe it? Just 3! So I bought 2 because I figured I'll use just a little to finish my hat and then what will I do with it? So if I have 3 skeins I can make 2 hats and maybe one baby hat . . . . Hopefully it will arrive soon.
I also went to my vegetable garden this weekend. I've been scared to go up there because there has been a gopher in there destroying things. I hired a trapper service and they've already caught 3 but I'm still getting holes all over the lawns and in the veggie garden. It's very depressing. They've basically ruined the tomatos but the beans are still doing great. They ruined the Little Man's peas and he is very sad. He wants me to get three Anacondas and put them in the gopher holes. That might just work but I'm pretty sure I have to go to the Amazon to find Anacondas . . . . But look at the pretty sunflower that is getting ready to bloom!
And speaking of growing things - remember this little gal? Well she is growing up and I know her Aunt Bonnie wants to know how she is doing. For those of you who havn't "met" her yet, this is Miss K's Bearded Dragon named Saphira. I never thought I'd ever care about a lizard but actually I do! Maybe she could catch the gophers for me!

7 comments:

km said...

Saphira is growing. Our Beckie (Leopard Gecko) is about 9" including the tail. I think this is where she stops growing though.

I keep wanting to try the Amanda hat. It seems like one everyone has done. Yours looks great.

Bonnie D. said...

Oh good lord... I didn't realize it would get that big!!

BTW, when I get there in December, I hope Saphira will have other plans. I do not need to meet her!!

Lisa W. said...

love your hat as usual! great color. umm...i don't think you want to know what i thought when i saw the lizard pic..or what i thought it was doing anyway.

Jknits said...

Great hat - sometimes you just have to do a side trip. Good luck with gophers - you should rent Caddy Shack!

AlisonH said...

Zoom zoom it's a lizardmobile!

rohanknitter said...

The lizard is cute! My boys are huge Eragon fans, I'm surprised hey haven't asked for a lizard! I just saw how big it's supposed to get wow!

hakucho said...

Looks like Saphira like your yarn...that must be why you have taken a liking to her :)