handspun hat!


Let me first say that Vicki tagged me for the sixth folder/sixth picture meme. So what happened? Why am I a spoil sport?

First, I became paralyzed by trying to decide what exactly constitutes the sixth folder in my crazy picture filing system. If I count it one way, I get one result and if I count another way an entirely different picture!  Then when I finally figured out which approach to take and counted out the sixth folder and the sixth picture, it was one that I cannot put online (one of the D’s friends that I don’t know well enough to just go putting their picture on the Internets).

So then I was just going to pick out any picture and was trying to figure out which one and was beginning to agonize over this, when it hit me that the spontaneity of the whole thing which in fact seemed to be the whole point, had truly eluded me.    ~ heavy sigh ~

So now that that is off my chest – here is a handspun project! This is Thorpe knit with some Blue Face Leicester that has been in my stash for awhile. Over Thanksgiving vacation D#2 arrived home from visiting with friends at midnight. A very reasonable hour.   I was in the den knitting when she came through the door and after we chatted for a bit she said, “I think I will knit insert boyfriend’s name a hat for Christmas”

Have sweeter words ever been spoken? Is any hour too late when a daughter decides to pick up the needles?

We were up until three in the morning picking out a pattern and then the yarn. She decided on Thorpe, but thought that my handspun was a bit too ‘girly’. She found some dark, manly brown yarn in the stash and began  knitting away. And there I am with my handspun, thinking this really would make a great Thorpe.

And there you have it.

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7 thoughts on “handspun hat!

  1. Doesn’t it fell extra sepcial when you get to knit with yourown handspun? Wait until you actually wash/dye/card the wool yourself (hang around me long enough and you will).

    I have had some of the most enlighting conversations with my husband to be during the midnight hours. It probably has somethignt o do with how quiet and calm things appear at that time.

  2. I had all sort of results to the sixth of the sixth thingie, one of them was the photos of the little piglets I took for you in some pet store around here but I decided it is too blurry to show online.

    Your hand spun hat is really lovely.

  3. I don’t have 6 folders. Is this bad?

    I like the trim on Thorp, makes it look like an Ugg Thorp. Carrie would love this hat. I keep thinking that but I keep not knitting it.

  4. I just yesterday suggested to Hannah that she should knit her boyfriend a scarf for Christmas. She laughed and said if she started now maybe it would be done by Christmas 2011. Hah!
    Love your hat and that’s a great story to go with it.

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