Here, finally, is a picture of the red hat—the challenging, demanding, red cashmere blend hat. It looks good on the bear! I would let him wear it, but I think I will take it to Minnesota with me and see if GD#1 likes it. It will look good with her long black hair. I had so much trouble with the sizing on this hat that it has turned me off on tams. After I frogged it and resized with some mean decreases on the top, it turned out to be more of a slouch, but not as pretty as my Le Slouch hat. Not a pattern I will use again! My gauge was right-on, but the finished sizing was way off. It didn’t, however, turn me off on Lion Brand Cashmere Blend. I liked it so much I immediately made another hat with it to get the bad taste out of my mouth. I love this yarn! We’ll see how it washes and wears….
The second hat with Cashmere Blend is pink, cute and holey. I did some k2tog’s and yo’s to give it a little personality, and I like the way it turned out. The pattern will be on the new website (which will launch soon) along with some of my other patterns, all now downloadable as a .pdf file—a neat addition by The Supreme Web Master. If anyone wants it now, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send it to you.
Hats are great rainy day knitting projects. Yesterday we had storms with lightning and wind. The second time the computer went down I gave up and turned it off. If you can’t work, what else is there to do but knit? I had just picked up Happy Feet at Costco, so the knitting was in time to the beat. It doesn’t get any better!