Thursday, November 15, 2012

What's this? Not a sweater?

A few years ago my grandmother asked me to knit her a hat, and so I made her a Coronet. She loved it and apparently all her friends complimented her on her lovely hat. I do like a successful gift knit! Anyway, the hat is starting to wear out, and she has asked me for another one. This time in red. Bright red. I thought about changing up the cable pattern, but it turns out she wants the same thing. Who am I to ignore a specific request?

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It is indeed BRIGHT red. The yarn is Cascade 220, ordered off the internet, so I wasn't quite sure what colour I was getting... but there it is. It is brighter than it looks on my screen, and not at all pink. I think it is perfect, but hopefully Grandma agrees.

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I'm not knitting this as quickly as I'd like, because I am also working hard on my November sweater - more on that later. The cable band is the most time-consuming part, though, so once I get that done it should proceed quickly.

4 comments:

  1. That's a great red. How cute she asked for another. That's love and appreciation right there.

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  2. the cables are just beautiful. they look nice and squishy

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  3. Holy crap, I just independently knitted a hat that almost looks just like that (I used chunky yarn though). Apparently all the good ideas have been taken. ;)

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  4. That's the best way to show your appreciation for handmade gifts: wear it out completely! And this looks like such a squishy, nice and comfy hat, I can't blame her for wanting another!

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