Saturday, November 17, 2007

Head to Toe

I knit a hat! In one evening I knit a whole hat!

This may not seem like a big deal, but because of the wide range of distractions that I so frequently succumb to, I can barely knit a whole swatch in one sitting let alone a hat.


It's Foliage from the fall Knitty knit with Malabrigo Chunky in Burgundy making this whole thing even stranger because not only do I look awful in hats not wear hats, but I don't wear reds either. Never cared for the color on me. Yet oddly enough, three of the last four sweaters I've knit have been in the red/rust range, and I keep finding myself drawn to red yarn... except for sock yarn... clearly I'm going to need to knit more red socks (read buy more red sock yarn) if this trend continues.

I actually really like this hat and think it will serve it's purpose at chilly sporting events to come. But as soon as I finished the hat, I realized that I was going to need to keep my neck warm in a color-coordinated manner. This led to a quick pattern search (I love Ravelry!) and a trip back to the LYS so I could start this neckwarmer.

I also came across the beginnings of this Whitby sock in my basket this morning. It didn't appeal to me at the time... but I really like it now so it got some attention this afternoon. Clearly I'm growing a bit fickle.


When I wasn't knitting today, I was doing about 10 loads laundry and playing Spiderman Memory with JoJo. Don't I sound productive? It's my feeble attempt to compete with the most over-achieving blogger I know. (Yeah, I know... laundry doesn't really compete with redecorating a whole room and crocheting a matching blanket in the space of a week... but I like to set my goals low so I'm more likely to succeed.)

But the highlight of my day was most definitely watching Ohio State beat Michigan. Again! Now we just have to decide if we want to fork out the money for Rose Bowl tickets or stay home and be thankful for our big screen TV.


Kaity said...

Love the Foliage. I love the one I made, too. I even made it in Red!

I want to get some Malabrigo Chunky to make the heavier weight version.

Michelle said...

Beautiful hat! In my opinion, brunettes always look good in red.

Yarnhog said...

You are a knitting fiend lately! Can we see a modeled shot of the hat? You can take it from the back if you don't like how you look in hats...

I really love the colors of the yarn--and it's Malabrigo! (We don't wear hats here, so I have to live vicariously through the knitbloggers.)

janet said...

Malabrigo, Malabrigo,Malabrigo that's all I read about. That yarn must be like gold or something for knitters. The hat is great for bad hair days just don't take it off, because then you will have super bad hair day.

marit said...

I love the hat- both pattern and colour!
Have fun with your laundry...I know what you're going through...(4 kids and a farm)

~Kristie said...

I'm definitely not a hat person either, but that pattern may be perfect for my sister-in-law so thanks for a great idea.

Emma said...

Lovely color. Lovely pattern too!