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25 February 2005

Resistance is futile

That's been said to me any number of times -- Christine said it about socks, Nathania about the Must Have.  Of course, they're right, but the thing I truly cannot resist is a face like this.

Dashwood1I have two hanks of the Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted remaining after finishing Mdd's Natalya, and it ought to be just enough for this wonderful hat.  I really can't tell you whether I'm more enamored with the hat or with the model, or even with the name -- Miss Dashwood -- it's all perfect!

Dashwood2My circ is longer than the one specified in the pattern, but that just means I'll have to switch to DPNs sooner, I suppose.  There is almost nothing in this world that makes me look or feel more inept than knitting with a circular needle. I think I'm getting a little better, but my discomfort with those is the main obstacle to my starting something like Rogue.  And doing a fancy, picot cast-on with a circ?  The thought made my arms limp, knees weak, and brain turn to pudding.  So I used a straight needle to do the cast on and then transferred the stitches to the circ.  It's gorgeous, isn't it?  I did my usual half-assed swatch and, as such, it was very close to gauge.  I'm knitting the 3-6 month size.  One thing I want to keep in mind as I knit this hat is what kind of changes I could make to end up with a Mr. Dashwood.  The picot edge would have to go, of course, as well as the bobbles, and I'd probably make the brim a bit shorter.  What think you?  Can this be made more manly?

Good weekend wishes to all y'all.


That hat is soooo cute, have fun and a great weekend too.

That picot cast on is gorgeous. Now...where can I find a child to knit that for...hehe! It doesn't surprise me one bit that you went weak in the knees. I had the same reaction when I saw your photos! Have a great week-end!

Ooooh, now Miss Dashwood, how yummy! That baby IS gorgeous...

I've got to get moving on my knitting...too much snow shoveling lately...but will be casting on for the Fisherman's Sweater Knitalong this weekend, I swear I will.

So...how is Mr. Duncan today? Home okay from the vet?

The model is just too cute! Makes me almost want one!!

I fell in love with that hat when I I saw it. The edging is just gorgeous. Nice job on the wrist warmers too.

Oh, Vicki! I would want to wear that hat! It's just precious. I can't think of a better use for the yarn. I also love the wrist warmers you did...quite nice.
Happy Weekend!

Hi Vicki!

That hat's going to be lovely too! I'd try it, but I think I would scare my husband. :)

Thanks for visiting me - I just found your comment today.

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