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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Knitting more charity hats...

I can't believe it's March 11 and it's -2F at my house as I type. Where is global warming when you need it most? Just kidding. Spring has surely taken its time coming to Minnesota. I practically had to take out a second mortgage to pay the heating bill this month. Guess I shouldn't complain, because at least I could pay it. We were supposed to have a major blizzard yesterday, but the snow only amounted to a dusting. Weather surely takes up a lot of our thinking and ruminating time. Kind of dumb when you can't do a thing about it.

We are still in the throes of major remodeling here so it's hard to undertake a very big knitting project that needs concentration. There's a lot of comings and goings to get materials in the trucks, or to go purchase some forgotten part, etc. So, it's more charity hat knitting time and more using up yarn time for me. This has got to be one of the quickest knits ever. Just cast on 136 st with some lovely acrylic yarn and did 1 x 1 (yes!) rib for an inch. Then upped the tension a few numbers, did stockinette for 50 rows. I made eyelets then knit 2 inches more and bound off. When you thread an I cord through the top it gathers in and doesn't take any extra decreasing. The topknot is kind of cute. Once again, squished under my scanner cover:
This color reminds me of bubble gum. When will that cone be gone?????????????