Wednesday January 19th 2011, 12:06 am
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Politics

No, I couldn’t wait, I went stash-diving and came up with some Misti Baby Alpaca Royal from a Webs sale and my first hat is into the second skein now.

I’ve been reminded that Talking Heads as the name of a group has been claimed already.

How about… Per caps we could say…

Making Headlines. (Except I really don’t want to.  So not my style. Not to typecaps myself as a new grandmother, but I just want to quietly knit away over here.)

Creating a vast left- and right-win caps-here-I-see.

A mesh lace and twists pattern could become The New Cables Net-work.

Hat-y days are hair again!

Cap, Hat-R-Us for the Outer Banks knitters. Over here, if Dianne Feinstein, my senator who lives in San Francisco, has a spinnable dog (or wouldn’t mind my using a skein already at hand from my wheel), one could theoretically make her a cabled Fisherman’s Woof.

I know, there are grad(u)ations of cap and groan in that list, but what else can we come up with for the newscapsters.

By the way, for those who don’t yet do dpns or two-circ knitting, you can still make a hat. The easiest way would be to knit a strip about as wide as you’d want the brim to be; remember that it will stretch a little lengthwise once on. It can be plain stockinette, ribbed, cabled, mosaic, anything you want to try out.  Again, head sizes are listed here.

Then you’ve got your measurement as to how wide to make it and that’s all the swatching you have to do. Cast off the strip, don’t break the yarn, and pick up 2/3 of the stitches down the long side. Knit it back and forth to the length desired (checking Bev’s chart again) including decreasing stitches spaced out across the top, maybe alternating plain rows with decreasing rows. Or not. You can pick up the stitches along both sides and do a three-needle bindoff if you don’t like sewing.

Let’s get these delivered by the end of February, sooner being better; warm up their heads inside and out while it’s cold!

Tomorrow I’ll post the pattern I’m knitting.

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I know what you mean about not wanting to be in the limelight. I do hope the effort makes headlines in the knitting world so that we have a better chance of civility making headlines in the political world.

And the ideas of twining cables, separate yet creating a unified strong design, is a great representation of what our government should be. I can’t wait for the pattern!

Comment by twinsetellen 01.19.11 @ 6:45 am

I agree… I think your pattern IS a great representation!

Comment by Channon 01.19.11 @ 7:28 am

I’m still holding out for Put A Lid On It.

I found some lovely fuchsia wool! I have no idea where I got it, but there it was, tucked into the bottom of the bin. Seriously, I have to really revisit the stash.

Comment by Patricia Day 01.19.11 @ 8:18 am

How about Perhaps We Can ?

Comment by Don Meyer 01.19.11 @ 5:25 pm

How about Percaps We Can ?

Comment by Don Meyer 01.19.11 @ 5:26 pm

Hats! Hats! Beautiful hats!

Comment by Carol 01.19.11 @ 5:53 pm

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