Hats for Vermont
Friday September 16th 2011, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

And then there were three. Judy’s yarn knit with navy, with a turquoise-green Manos Silk Blend, and doubled on itself. I find myself hoping they go together to a family.

I had a concert to go to early–it was festival seating–and no time to run to the LYS to get another skein of just the right weight and color to match up with it next. Stash don’t fail me now. Nope, nope, too thin and three strands is not a carry-around project, nope not that one either. Who around here keeps buying all this lace and fingering weight?

There was one: but it wouldn’t cost me the $12.50 price of the ball, it would break up a shawl’s worth of seven of them to replace.  I probably don’t need that seventh, but I am adamant about having too much rather than possibly not enough before I start. Still. I almost…and almost again, but no, keep looking.

There! Inside that bag, out of sight, forgotten about–the discontinued (darn) Misti Royal Baby Alpaca! Oh, that is going to be SO soft and SO warm and it’s the lighter color I wanted this time. Got it!

I got the cast on and one and a half rows done before the show started.

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So how was the show?

Comment by Don Meyer 09.17.11 @ 10:08 am

No coincidences! They’re fabulous, and I bet #4 is too.

Comment by Channon 09.17.11 @ 6:26 pm

Doesn’t it make you feel good to do something like this and know it will be so appreciated? After my brother, and niece died I made 70 hats that have been delivered to northern NH. They were well recieved. It was healing to me to know that someone would benefit from me working through my grief.

Comment by pat Flores 09.18.11 @ 3:20 am

They are wonderful! Darn it, I’m going to work hard at finishing mine today – as always, you inspire!

Comment by twinsetellen 09.18.11 @ 9:26 am

Thank you, Alison. Anything and everything is needed for the flood victims. The farmers have been especially hard hit. Kids are attending school in tents, etc. However, there is always something good out of every hardship. This has brought people together in a sense of community and family.

Comment by Joansie 09.19.11 @ 5:07 am

Yay for more hats! We’re feeling fall around here, and I’m sure VT is, too. I need to go poking around in my stash, too. Unfortunately, most of what I have is laceweight, but there must be something…

Comment by Erica 09.19.11 @ 10:27 am

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