Monday, August 07, 2006

Look What I Got!

The Spousal Unit has fairly recently taken up knitting. She made a few washcloths and is working on a scarf for her sister and she asked if I'd like something. I said, "How about a hat?" She said, "I don't know how to make a hat yet, but ok." so she found a pattern, adapted it a bit and I got this:


I love it. Very nicely done. It fits great and as soon as it's not 95 degrees I'll wear it all the time.

And they said I'm only with her for her body. Well, her knitting fingers are part of her body so I guess there's more truth to that than I wanted to admit at first.

10 comments:

lkmanitou said...

Yeah!!! Grats Sylvia on a hat well done :D

sylvia said...

I can't wait to show it to you in real life! One thing I don't like: the bottom edge is kind of "ruffly." What stitch should I do on the bottom to keep that from happening? Input from anyone is much appreciated!

And you deserve a hat and more Phollower since I am sitting here blogging while you make my dinner.

Dirty Bunny said...

That rocks! Knitting and crocheting are a lost art. I made a scarf once. Yeaaaaaaaaaah, it wasn't supposed to be the shape and size it was. It looked like it had gone through a tug-o-war before I even had it done, so I gave up on the whole crocheting thing.

lkmanitou said...

The ruffly feel to the bottom is due to the rather wide ribbing used in the pattern. That can be helped by blocking. Either put it in luke warm water (Don't scrub at it!) or use a steamer/iron with steam setting, shape it, and let it dry. 1x1 or 2x2 ribbing should lay a bit flatter in general since those are tighter ribs.

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Phollower said...

My hat is ribbed for her pleasure.

Zoe said...

That turned out great Sylvia!

Party Girl said...

Ah, that made my heart smile!

What a lovely show of love and appreciation from you, for sharing, and from her, for doing.

Ah.......

Daddy said...
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sugarnspice said...

Great job. Very nice hat :)