Archive for the 'Hats' Category

One more lap

Monday, November 10th, 2008

100101 I have survived yet another lap around the sun. And in commemoration of that feat, I got the following presents today. Last night my mother and my stepfather presented me with a piece of pottery that I had asked for. Several months ago, I baked a big batch of cookies to share with my […]

My first knitting-related injury

Monday, July 21st, 2008

So I was sitting at home working on my kilt hose. I stood up to go into the kitchen and got the yarn wrapped around my leg, which caused me to stumble. Which caused me to twist awkwardly on my ankle. Which caused me to go down on my knees, bringing my face into direct […]

Mr. Edmo Stylin’

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

A few weeks ago in a post entitled Soul Bandage, I mentioned I’d cast on for a watchcap. It’s done now, with a couple of embellishments because the 2×2 rib was getting tedious. I added a little bit of cabling and I topped it off with SJE’s Marsan Watchcap finish. (I’m sure a billion other […]

Mazel Tov!

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Great Scott! Thumper has finally arrived! And apparently the labor was a doozy. Congratulations Cari, and Happy Father’s Day to Billy. I have finally gotten back to some real knitting. Witness the start of one of Leigh Radford’s Heads-Up Hats from Interweave Knits’ Spring 2005 issue: This cap has some interesting construction in it. It’s […]

Not how I intended to start the weekend, but still . . .

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

I was supposed to be at the Yarn Barn by now. *sigh* As Kelly is fond of pointing out, sometimes I just get focused on some weird-ass thing and cannot let it go. If only I could apply this in a deliberate fashion, I’d be in charge of a small country by now. A while […]

Pappa’s got a brand new bag

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

. . . of yarn. The Yarn Barn is having one of their rarer-than-hen’s-teeth sales. 25% off their entire stock. It was only through focused force of will that I refrained from buying any needles. Clockwise from the top: Rowan Soft Baby in light blue: These balls are destined for one, maybe two Baby Albert […]

Kind of a wrong step

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Here’s the Mark III Gnome Hat: On this one, I was trying to make the back faux seam a little narrower. I wanted the decreases to be on either side of a single column of stockinette. Well, as you can see, I kind of got that, but the single column is a little jagged from […]

Knitting for the noodle

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Here’s what all the fashionable young Whos in Whoville will be wearing this holiday seasion: Kelly’s doing a ropes course someplace really, really cold this Winter and she wanted a very warm and stylish hat. I belive I’ve provided that. I am really pleased with the way this came out. It’s knit in some insanely […]

Wedding Pictures

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

So about that whole wedding thing… It was a lot of fun. It was great to see Kaetchen again in person. I discovered that I am known to some of her friends as “That Internet Guy” which amuses me to no end. It was really surprising how many of her friends and relatives weren’t aware […]

I have heard the mermaids singing, and they were rockin’ out

Monday, August 15th, 2005

So, as I said, I spent the weekend in the company of some new friends, one of whom I can officially say is my new sweetie. She got me up one morning to go walk down by the beach and say hello to some of our playful cousins. They weren’t out every morning, but the […]