Sunday, January 08, 2012

First FO 2012

I've got several largish projects on the needles. Every now and then- given all of the instant gratification of 11 hats in 2 weeks- I need something that I can start and finish so that I can call myself a knitter.

The January Hat by Jennifer Adams (free on Rav) came to the rescue. Simple colorwork, cascade 220, easy pattern- except I always struggle with the twisty yet lovely braided thing. The bottom of the hat is a roll-y up mess. I got it working at the top and I'm o.k. with that.

Update on the #8 plant- ChickenBob was overheard talking to a grandma parent volunteer about getting a number 8 plant. She nodded and smiled and said "well yes, they grow quickly." She had a good laugh when I got her aside and let her in on the secret. As this is a woman who is still grieving the loss of a spouse, I'd say the subterfuge paid off- I haven't seen her laugh so hard in a long time!


Cindy said...

I love your hat and I'd chide you all for having a laugh at the expense of your co-worker, but someone that gullible really might as well have "Welcome" stamped on his forehead;-D

vanfox23 said...

I love that hat! You'll have to tell me how to do the braided thingy. I've wanted to try a hat like that but it kinda scares me. I'll see you this afternoon so we can talk hats and gloves!!!

oh and *shaking my head* at chicken bob! ;-)

Roxie said...

The hat is just gorgeous! You are really rocking this hat thing.

Your poor co-worker will no doubt wind up with something that will grow in Zone 8, and wonder why everyone tells him not to put it outdoors. So glad you made the widow laugh.