finished the hat

And found I could really count. Ooops, no, maybe not. I ripped back, knit up a bit differently, realized I was right the first time, ripped back, knit up the same way as first, and realized that somehow I screwed up the pattern matching at the back seam. OH WELL.

Unblocked, a little tight
unblockedon2

My chart matching shame,
unblockedback
Yes, it bells a bit. I guess the liner was a bit longer than the outside when I knit the two layers together. No pic of the inside on this one. I decided not to do tidy floats, because the liner covers them and so who cares? But then, the pattern continued above where the liner was knit in. Ooops!

See how nice the inside of the gray pirate hat looks,
graypirateinside
you could wear it inside out…not so this pink and orange number.

I soaked it in some Eucalan and spun it out and then wore it all day at work until it dried… fits great now!
blocked

Dave, those lower patterns don’t look like upside down hearts, do they????? After your threats to decorate my house with the worst of country, well, it’s all I see!  (those lights and plants are to keep me from feeling like I’m surrounded by filing cabinets at work)

These hats are super warm; they are basically triple-layered. And the lamb’s pride makes them soft and comfortable. I’ll be wearing it tomorrow at SPA.

I went on a dish-purchasing frenzy on Wednesday,
platters plates
39 CENTS a piece! No chips, and the plates aren’t all scratched up. But dh says they are not big enough (they are about 1/2 inch smaller than the plates we have now).  Don’t you love the Jetson’s-60′s stars?

5 Responses so far

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    Dave Daniels said,

    February 22, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

    Well, it didn’t look like inverted hearts until you pointed it out. :) They actually look like zig zags, in a good way.
    And I LOVE those Jetsons plates. My mom had those when we were kids. I think they were plastic, though, because we we tough on stuff.

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    Chris said,

    February 23, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

    The stars are great!! And the hat is nice and cheery for long winter. Hope you’re having fun at SPA!

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    mia said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 1:53 pm

    The jetsons kinda plates ARE awesome.. I LOVED the Jetsons! good score :)

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    Janelle said,

    February 24, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    I love the pink and orange together! Great colors. And I also love the Jetsons plates! So cool.

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    Lucia said,

    February 25, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    It was great to see you at SPA, for, what, all of 10 seconds? My only complaint about SPA is that it’s too short, and you don’t get to spend enough time with folks. About three weeks would be better.

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