Saturday, October 2, 2010
Valery - A Hip Knit Hat
Needles: Size 11
I am a little disappointed with this hat. Perhaps it's my yarn selection. Yarn is beautiful but too soft to hold the shape of this pattern.
It's a quick knit. An evening relaxing and watching TV will get it done. It's a quick and easy Christmas present!!!
The pattern is from the below-pictured book which has a lot of hats that I really like. It was worth the purchase.
We had torrential rain this week as did most of the East Coast. I had two events I really wanted to go to. One was my class reunion in Maine. The other was the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival and I opted for that one.
Norma and I were scheduled to go today but decided that after last year's experience of ankle-deep mud, spinning tires trying to free itself from suctioning mud, we decided to wait till tomorrow and let the fields dry out a bit.
With other events being canceled already for next weekend for fear of ruining parking fields, we decided not to go tomorrow. It would have been a 4-hr round trip and fearing the worse, we decided to be sensible and stay home.
I taught my first Fair Isle class this past Tuesday. The class achieved its maximum enrollment. The ladies are delightful, absolutely delightful.
After almost drowning in the frog pond with my top-down blue cabled sweater, I am back on track and will soon be below the armholes. I missed a very important sentence in the pattern instructing me to read the chart starting with column 19-34 and then 1-19. Whoever thought of reading a chart starting in the center of the graph?
It's a fun knit and difficult to put down.
So.........on that note........