Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Hats are Addictive

OK, so over the week-end I was supposed to be getting the house ready for our Thanksgiving guests. I did some, Gene did some. And I made another hat. The tally is up to seven, and counting.

Here are the Blue Hat mentioned tin the last post, the Star Top Hat and the Red & Blue one.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Still Another Hat.

One of the nice thing about the Dulaan Project, or any other charitable knitting project, is that you can try out new patterns, methods and stitches. With that in mind, I created the "Blue Hat". I like the bottom few inches, but the plain knitting is dull, and I'm ashamed to say, not well executed. I'm hoping the the recipient will appreciate the hat and overlook the flaws.


I have already started another hat. The new one is knit with two strands of yarn, blue from the "Blue Hat" and red from the "ZigZag Hat". So far, so good.

It is getting cold enough in Chicago to actually think of wearing a hat.

The good aspect of the 7 day weather forecast is that it should be cold enough on Thanksgiving to use the fire escape as an auxillary refrigerator. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find a bright side.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Portage Park 1943

Saturday was the annual reunion luncheon of my husband's grammar school class. Strange but true. They started this tradition in 1993, for the 50th reunion, and have done it every year since then. One of their teachers even came to the 50th. She lived to be 106! It is an interesting bunch of people. Some even knit.

I feel that I should point out that I was not in their class, I wasn't even born when they graduated.

Progress on the Sandy continues. I'm about 9 inches up the first side panel.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Another Hat

Here is the ZigZag hat for Dulaan. My neighbor asked for the pattern. Guess I'll have to figure out how I made it.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Dulaan Project

Today was the Knit It for the Dulaan Project. Thanks to Franklin for organizing such a great afternoon. The participants were friendly and giving, the food was bountious and delicious, and the location perfect for the occasion.

I worked on my fourth hat for the project. Here are some snaps of the first three hats. The two dark red tweed ones are all my own design. The pastel one is based on a pattern I found on the web, with major changes.