The parable twos
Wednesday February 03rd 2010, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Knitting a Gift

Hey, Dad, look what’s blooming now–thank you!

Twins by a different color… I was already into the green hat today before I realized that oh, right, I was going to use superwash for all these. Misti baby alpaca isn’t, but oh, does it feel wonderful; I decided, well, hey.  One doesn’t always have to be entirely practical.  Meantime, I definitely have enough of the Blue Moon skein left to make a third, although I’m going to do another girl hat while I decide what to put with it.

Thought I’d show the finished fuschia-orange one, ends woven in, so Ellen can let out a sigh of relief. There you go.  Done.

I remembered today what I already knew, that when it comes to knitting ribbing, two by twos knit up so much faster, so much easier on the hands, and in a fair bit less time than one by ones.  Y’know, there’s a parable waiting to leap out of that.

On to the next, after I decide what it’s going to be.  The whether-or-not  report is predicting bright and sunny, with chance of scattered colors.

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well, when we support each other, of COURSE, it goes much faster! There. Parable done!

Love the hats. They look lovely. I have some brushed alpaca that Judy is chomping at the bit for me to make mittens for her. Maybe enough will be left to make a hat, too?

Comment by afton 02.04.10 @ 5:43 am

Love the hats. I’m with you 2×2 is easier. Reminds me of the animals marching up the ramp on Noah’s ark, two by two….and there was good reason for that one.

Comment by Joansie 02.04.10 @ 6:35 am

They’re lovely, a woolly smile for my day!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 02.04.10 @ 7:18 am

2×2 also always reminds me of the animals going up the ramp into the ark..

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.04.10 @ 7:34 am

Lovely! I’m glad 2×2 is working better for you.

Comment by Channon 02.04.10 @ 8:21 am

they are beautiful! (and you are awesome fast at this)

Comment by Bev 02.04.10 @ 8:46 am

I always enjoy seeing amaryllis blooming!

Comment by susan 02.04.10 @ 10:03 am

I may know nothing about knitting, but the colors are beautiful!

Fun –

~ Forget health food. I’m at the age where I need all the preservatives I can get.
~ I would be unstoppable…if I could just get started. 

~ God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.04.10 @ 10:03 am

Melted ice, you’ve been a busy beaver. And they are lovely.

Comment by LynnM 02.04.10 @ 10:21 am

What a lovely little trio!

Comment by TripletMom 02.04.10 @ 12:49 pm

Gotta love those colours together! Very complementary… Like love and yarn. 😉

Don’t forget the heavy gusts of love and care that I’m sure come with such gifts.

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 02.04.10 @ 2:30 pm

Beautiful. I’m sure these hats will be treasured. Go Alison!

I hope ice packs are not needed.

Comment by RobinM 02.04.10 @ 4:15 pm

Phew! I am so relieved. 🙂

They look so lively all next to each other. More than the sum of the parts, really.

Comment by twinsetellen 02.04.10 @ 8:00 pm

You are two punny. Made me grin. Great work and what a wonderful way to share some happy with Brian’s family.

Comment by DebbieR 02.04.10 @ 10:06 pm

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