Two just completed, slightly damp hats in the sun as we load the car to drive to DC for festivities. Amazingly, did not drive away and forget them there. 2 points for us!
The brown is knit from Victory Ranch alpaca
, I made up the pattern. Bro-in-law happy, I failed to get a photo of him wearing it. Deduct a point. Ok.... two. I'm a professional.
Drove directly to Xmas eve party in full swing, this year made it early enough that the buffet was still hot. Points back! And to hear the nephew and his old teacher get out the keyboard and improvise.
Lots of point. Too many to keep track of. Rest of evening, scorecard free.
Mom happy with her new set of crochet hooks with bamboo handles. Once again, failure to get a nice shot of them out of packaging, they are good
looking. Way to go, Susie Bates.
got the black hat, here immediately after unwrapping and recognizing its Amelia Earhart potentiality.
She'd asked for a "black helmet-like earflap hat" that would be warm and good looking but wouldn't clash with all her multicolored handknit scarves.We added ties with tassles from recycled sari silk, it needed that somethin' somethin'.
yarn: Berroco Cuzco
, 1 skein of black , exactly down to the last inch
notes: First time I have ever knit with true pure dark black. Last time I ever knit with pure dark black. Double never if there are cables involved. Could. Not. See. A. Freakin'. Thing.
confession: I wouldn't mind having one just like it for myself. Maybe...dark gray.
Final bonus round, the birthday gift knit entirely in the car ride down, next post.
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