Last week, my former supervisor asked me about knitting a non-wool hat for her ... she's going on a cruise, and she doesn't want to mess with her hair, but she doesn't want her head to catch fire in the sun either. I like knitting hats, so when people ask for them, I'm more likely to comply. When I saw this pattern and thought about this yarn in my stash (which I've had for quite some time without matching it to a project) and how pretty the colors would be on her....well, there ya go. I hope she likes it. At least I got a freakin' FO out of the deal.
Pattern: Halley's Comet Hat by Marnie McLean
Yarn: Artfibers Golden Chai (100% golden tussah silk), held double
Needles: Addi size 8 DPNs and Colonial Rosewood size 8 circular, 16"
Start: March 2, 2007
Finish: March 3, 2007
Pattern Notes: I knit the large size - normally the small/medium would be plenty large enough, but I was using smaller needles than called for because I didn't have size 9 DPNs (that's been remedied). Oddly, this pattern was designed for Art Fibers, which I didn't realize until after I was finished. But the combination of the silk and the lacework should give it that nice comfortable airy feel that she wants.
This was the first time I've worked a hat top-down. It's not perfect (and I got confused a couple of times because joining only eight stitches on four DPNs in a round is kind of more of a challenge than one might think) but I'm happy with it. Just needs a quick bath and a block, and off it'll go. Her cruise is still a few weeks out, but I'll probably give it to her Monday so I don't lose it.
This sign amused me:
Finally! I've been wondering where I could go to get my hands and feet waxed.
Last, but the total opposite of least:
Happy birthday, boo - you're absolutely the best thing in my entire life. (Yes, even better than this.)