Anyway, I finished the hat intended for MovieMan, nephew extraordinaire, and realized that it would be too big for him. But guess who it would fit perfectly? Yes, the Count. He does have a pretty big noggin. Here is the finished product:I do love the guy with all my heart, disagreements or no.
And since I promised a lovely silk blend hat to MovieMan, I cast on another hat for him. Here is the progress:If I have any "complaint" at all about the Noro Silk Garden, it would be the random little slivers of sticks or something that I have to keep pulling out when I knit it. Does anyone else have this problem? Where do those come from? It's a small price to pay to work with such loveliness, in my opinion.
I called my mom this afternoon and she said she fell in love with the colors of the Noro and would definitely wear a hat like that if I was so inclined to make her one. And I am so inclined. But this time I get to let loose. I had a hard time picking out skeins of the Noro with strictly masculine colors for the guys, so I went all out for her. Look at this magnificent force of nature:Unfortunately, though, mommy, you'll have to wait until I'm done with the Olympics. Here is a picture of my Olympian project and the yarn I'm using. The pattern is Aura by Kim Hargreaves and I'm using Rowan Calmer (75% cotton, 25% acrylic) which is what the pattern calls for. This hat will look adorable beyond words on Girlie. I can't wait to present her with it.
There is still a movie line contest on the table. If this one proves too hard, I will give some hints once I get guesses in from a majority of my players.
*Love to all*