Monday, February 05, 2007

Workin' workin'

Dear Laura:

First of all - THANK YOU for demystifying zippers and sweaters. I must confess that I am one of those people who have avoided patterns that call for zippers. I always love your sweaters....but the zippers scare me! I'm going to give it a try tho, at my next available opportunity.

This weekend was about the hats. I knitted my fingers to the bone. (Well, I knitted so much that my hands were numb all night as I slept, even with my braces on..) I finished Andy's orange hat and gave it to him yesterday. He was really happy with it - it was longer than the first hat that I made for him, at his request.

Back in December 2005, I knitted a hat for my brother Tim, from the top down. When it came off the needles it was about 26" around instead of 22". GINORMOUS. He seemed pretty happy not to have been subjected to a knitted cap, as he's just not "a hat kind of guy," so I just left it in a basket to someday be frogged. However, since Andy has been raving about the warmth of his hat, Tim expressed an interest in having one, so I pulled it out of the frog pond and ripped it to the point in the increase section where it hit 22". And now I've started knitting again. I want the overall length to be around 10", and I'm at 7" so it's really moving along.

Gotta get the hats done!!

I really enjoyed the class in Navajo Spinning on Saturday. It will definitely take some practice, but it's the first time that I've been spinning, and could see myself actually wanting to do it. I like the long spindle, and the motions feel somewhat natural, so I'd like to continue.

Sure, I have time for another hobby......

If I quit my job......

Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)


Angela said...

Your hat looks great!


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