Thursday, January 15, 2009


Hubby asked me to knit him a hat...not just any hat...but a beanie type that would keep his ears and bald head warm. No problem. Lots of patterns on Ravelry.

I came across a great the yarn...a nice superwash merino wool...knit it up in record time for didn't like it and said it hit the frog pond with a big splash.

Okay, no problem...thought maybe I'd try some Bernat Alpaca fit fine...but...he didn't like it and said it also hit the frog pond with a bigger splash.

To say that I was frustrated would be a minor statement.

So I figured I'd use Red Heart acrylic, it wouldn't itch, off I go again...great...he liked it and I thought it turned out was just a bit too small...the frog pond got company again...

I was so perplexed that I couldn't think straight...

I went down to a lys for something else and in talking to one of the girls there she showed me a pattern that I figured I didn't have anything to lose. I picked up the pattern and a skein of Fantasy Dark Horse Yarns ~ 50% nylon 50% acrylic ~ it feels squishy soft...although I found it to be a bit splitty at times

Finally! Hubby is very pleased with this last hat ~ the fourth one I might add ~ and I am so pleased that he is pleased. I'll be making more hats with that pattern (actually I tweaked it to my satisfaction and like it)...but I will use a variety of yarns.

I've also finished another hat for a friend...this one is out of Cascade Yarns ~ Cash Vero ~ 50% Merino Extra Fine Wool 33% Microfiber Acrylic and 12% Cashmere ~ I love working with this is so soft! I've just started another pattern hat with this yarn for her also.

On the needles I have socks, socks, socks....I'm hoping to be able to work on at least one pair soon...

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