Tuesday, July 15, 2008

(Another) HAT

I really need to stop with the hats. But then again, yarn needs to be turned into something, right? I'm just doing what the yarn tells me to.

I knit this hat in one day - something I have never done before. It sort of helps to be isolated with no distractions such as phones or TV, and to be really tired from a few day's worth of hiking. I just made up the pattern as I went along - I swatched to figured out how many stitches to cast on, knit for about 5.5", and then started decreasing every other row. I threw in a purl row every 9 rows to make things a little more interesting.

And it turned out perfect! It covers my ears, is warm, and is colorful. (Oh, that's Noro Silk Garden by the way - but I'm sure all you knitters figured that out already.)

I've brought enough yarn with me for one more hat, a pair of gloves, and a pair of socks. If I manage to get though all those projects, then I'm certainly justified at visiting the local yarn shop. I really wanted some buffalo fur yarn, but they only sell it as roving, and spinning is not on my agenda.

These are the last pictures taken in front of my (former) trailer, as we have moved to a better, larger trailer, with a lot more wood paneling, closer to town. Yay! It was sort of nice to be nestled in the mountain meadows, but those tourists with the horrible driving "skills" were getting on my nerves.
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