Stitches, day one
Friday February 26th 2010, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Knit

(Knitting needles as models have limitations. They’re always trying to make a point.)

“You know nobody’s going to see my shawl. They’re just going to look at that hat,” I told Michelle.

Truer words… I was planning on taking it off after I no longer needed it for warmth nor to keep my slightly damp hair away from my hearing aids. But on it stayed, because all day long I had people stopping me and wanting to comment about what was on my head and I do have this ego thing going on. Had I designed it? Where could they get the pattern? It was a doodle?!  One told me, “I’m a piano teacher!”  I laughed over the ignored Tara pattern and got told by one knitter, “There are a lot of shawls. There is only ONE piano hat!”

Well, no, actually, there are two. But I rather doubt the surgeon who got the other one minds.

Yarn: merino laceweight single ply in a base like Malabrigo’s, from Tess Designer Yarns; blackbewwie sock!merino, very soft and just the thing for shawls, sapphire baby alpaca laceweight, and Lake Superior silk from Lisa Souza. And no, that’s not all; Dianne at Creatively Dyed and I had a delightful time together.  Uh, yeah. She would confirm that.  Definitely.

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So, will you be releasing a pattern for said hat?

I’m so glad you had a great day #1!

Comment by Channon 02.27.10 @ 7:21 am

I wonder what a gathering of knitters is called? A gaggle, like geese?
A flock, like sheep?
A murder, like crows?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.27.10 @ 9:25 am

It was so good to see you yesterday – eyes bright and spakring, and the wallet was a little lighter from having visited Dianne, or so you told me!

Comment by Renee 02.27.10 @ 9:26 am

love the hat — any chance of that pattern being available? (I’d love to make one for my very musical daughter!)

perhaps a group of knitters is a coven

Comment by Bev 02.27.10 @ 10:20 am

I don’t think I want to wear that hat. Looks like a needle sticking right out of the top!

Possible answer for Sherry in Idaho: How about Knot of Knitters?

Fun –

The topic of the school essay was Cause and Effect. But the teen age daughter was stumped, and didn’t know where to begin. “You could write that when you don’t clean up your room, I don’t take you shopping,” said her mother. “It has to be phrased positively,” said the daughter. “How about when you clean your room, I take you shopping,” replied the mother. Daughter: “It has to be realistic.”

Comment by Don Meyer 02.27.10 @ 12:00 pm

Love the hat and the goodies:)Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 02.27.10 @ 1:33 pm

Tee heee….we saw the shawl, too. But, the hat certainly was note-worthy. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 02.27.10 @ 8:57 pm

I’m so embarrassed that I fall into the category of only commenting on your hat and not the shawl yesterday.

On the other hand, it was easier to see the distinctiveness of the hat (it was closer to eye level AND in full view).

Good to see you!

Comment by Jamie 02.27.10 @ 9:45 pm

Let me add another ‘atta girl!’. Nice hat.

Comment by Carol 02.27.10 @ 10:21 pm

Thank you, everybody, and hey, Jamie, I enjoyed it most thoroughly, no embarrassment allowed! Writing the pattern down is on my to-do list. Would it look more musical if the black keys were in a multicolor handpaint?

Comment by AlisonH 02.27.10 @ 10:54 pm

I saw a wonderful piano keyboard scarf that would make a wonderful accompaniment to that hat. But I’d rather wear the shawl to the orchestra!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.28.10 @ 11:52 am

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