Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Mad Hatter

After Christmas we headed up to Oregon to spend some time in the snow. As we were packing to leave sunny California (where it is unseasonably cold at 55 degrees) to head to sub freezing temperatures I realized something that amazed me. Astounded me really. I. Have. No. Hats! Can you believe it? Me of the ever loving, hat knitting craze? Seems I've given them all away!

There was only one solution. Quick - knit a hat! I found some very soft pink angora mix that I had used to make a hat for my niece (the one with the cool picot edging) and some great thick purple yarn and viola! A hat for me. It is a little big but works well without messing up the hair too much. Then I couldn't stop. I cast on another on the drive up. Next I used some Luxor yarn in gold. If you haven't ever tried it you should. Luxor is really cool and has a somewhat metalic look to it. I made a silver one in the summer for the chemo cap donations. I ended up making it a bit too small (I have a big head) so it will ultimately end up as a gift to someone. Then when I finished that I cast on another and another! When will it stop? I hope everyone has a fun filled, knit filled and hat filled New Years!

4 comments:

smariek said...

Amazing, I never would have thought you had none for yourself. Glad you finally have your own hat now.

km said...

After all those hats. ;0) My kids are heading up to Northern CA again...and it's colder there than here...so I was up until midnight last night finishing 5's hat that has been sitting as a WIP since November. I frogged it Monday and restarted a bit larger. It's done...just to weave in the ends before they head out. So funny. I've been giving all the hats I knit to my cousin in Indiana. But, I don't knit as many hats as you.

Jknits said...

Fabulous knitting. Sorry to hear about the sizing troubles. Hope the vacation is relaxing and fun -you deserve it!

AlisonH said...

Well sure, how many hats does one wear in this town? I actually had the same problem while planning for a trip to the Northeast in November. No hats!