The cap’s in the mail
Friday March 11th 2011, 8:41 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,LYS

Random curious photo: our local mini-tsunami got its picture taken here, the water playing jump rope across the San Francisco Bay.

You asked for Parker pictures; here’s another from our visit to San Diego. Parker’s already beginning to look older than that.

Meantime, Nathania made my day last night when she looked at the cotton chemo cap I’d made and exclaimed over the depth of the cable: “Cotton usually goes flat!”

Well, I used really small needles to get that effect, but I could only do a few rows of that a day in that yarn so it went really slowly.

She looked at me, knowing cotton knitting, going, Yeahhh. But meantime, I am so glad at how it came out and it was with such a sense of joy that I sent it out and on its way to tell the recipient I love her and hope all the best for her. It was exactly the right project for her. I’m so glad I made it. I so hope it eases at least that part of what she’s going through.

Specs: cast on 16, another riff on the Knitty Coronet pattern, only with a different cable and no fold to the brim, just straight up from there. The two four-stitch cables were crossed every other right side row so that I could adjust the length easily, keeping it in the pattern while matching how long I needed it to be to fit her. (Which is 2″ more than it would be for me; I’m glad they measured.) I did a three-needle bindoff on the right side of the brim part so the seam wouldn’t chafe, and at the top, I crocheted the end to a few inches long and left it for decoration without running it inside, French beret style, again for the sake of comfortableness.

(And yes, that is a Vincent Van Gogh in the shower curtain behind me. I am, after all, an art dealer’s daughter. Art museums are a great way Toulouse-Lautrec of time.)

8 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Love it – the whole post! What a pretty hat!

Comment by Channon 03.12.11 @ 7:00 am

Ok how long have you been waiting to use that Toulouse-Lautrec pun? 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 03.12.11 @ 7:30 am

Looking good! The hat, you, Vincent.

Comment by sherry in Idaho 03.12.11 @ 8:27 am

grooaann! love it

the hat is very, very nice!!

Comment by Bev 03.12.11 @ 9:15 am

The best puns are the ones that make us groan. Or did I say that all ready?

Thanks for the Parker pic. I assume that’s daddy holding him.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.12.11 @ 11:04 am

Toulouse-Lautrec a time! HA! LOVE it. And the hat. And Parker.
(I finished MY Coronet tonight!)

Comment by Knitnana 03.12.11 @ 9:50 pm

Beautiful hat! Thanks for posting a picture of it.

Comment by RobinM 03.13.11 @ 4:13 pm

You look lovely in the hat, and I am sure the love that is in the knitting of it will be felt by the wearer.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.14.11 @ 6:08 pm

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>