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Wednesday January 26th 2011, 10:51 pm
Filed under: afghans for Afghans,Family,Knit,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

And another hat got finished today.  I’m hoping our Senators and House Representatives have plenty to choose from by the time we all get done with Warm Hats Not Hot Heads. Shoot a note over to Ellen at the blog when you get done with yours, if you would, or let me know if I can for you.

I want to knit at least an extra hat for the Afghans For Afghans basket at Stitches West, too, to feel like I’m taking care of the truly needy as well.  But I needed a break to work on something not-hat for a little while. A little variety.

There’s the qiviut waiting; I’m trying to use it as incentive and motivator–what I’d had in the queue ahead of it was being obstinate and  I wanted it done. It’s some Abstract Fibers Supersock that I’d started on, gorgeous stuff, but I’d put it down while my kids were here and had tucked a note in the bag saying I’d goofed on row x and would fix it in the morning.

Did I fix it? I have no idea.  Which absolutely will not do.  I knew it had to go: it is a new pattern, therefore it must be done perfectly, end of story. But it looked so much prettier knitted up, they always do, because then you can really see how those colors can show themselves off.

Ripped. Totally. Gone. I finally did it. And looking at it with the yarn laying there in kinks it suddenly hit me that, look at that, you know, I could… I did like this one hat and, you know, I could riff and do it like…

Bam. Totally new approach. Totally new take on what I was going to do. And that could only have had a chance to hit my brain by my having knit something for someone else that was so different from my usual–because I’d wanted to make them no more than just a quick little hat.

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Sometimes frogging is a good thing! Knit on!

Comment by Channon 01.27.11 @ 10:12 am

It was a bumbed out day for me yesterday – until the yarn got delivered. Crazy how such a small package can lit up a day?

I was making efforts to not let the delayed delivery get me down and tried to use the time to read and rest, but I couldn’t help it: I wanted to get going on my present!

Fortunately, it came in before I left for my dentist appointment and I was able to do my swatch (and even start the ribbing) before I went to bed. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 01.27.11 @ 10:23 am

I love having Parker photos sprinkled all over the page, he is such a charmer!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 01.27.11 @ 7:27 pm

I believe Parker may be playing muse – you are waxing in creativity!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.27.11 @ 10:06 pm

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