You’re dragon that yarn there
Sunday November 13th 2011, 11:46 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift

For a moment there I thought they were going to revoke my knitting license.

I’m going to a baby shower Tuesday for two friends; one is having a boy, the other a girl. I looked up baby hat sizes and measurements tonight and launched into some leftover Malabrigo Rios in Solis blue/green, sure I had enough for the boy one.

Garter stitch, seven across, till the brim is about the right length. Pretty stretchy: do we measure as knitted or as stretched. Hmm. Go for in between (but mostly unstretched). Three-needle-bindoff to seam it, pick up two out of three across the upper side of the circle, standard stuff, although that got me 66 stitches–close to the amount I would use for a worsted-weight hat for me. Hmm. But these needles were smaller than for that. I’m fine.

Richard walked in the room when I was well into it and pronounced, “That looks big enough for you.”

Nooo… That stopped me. I pulled it over my head: a bit tight, but could be done. He was right.

Take it off. Measure. Unstretched? 15″ brim, right on cue for 3-6 months. Height? 6″ and getting low on yarn. I looked for more, but this was the yarn from Parker’s dragonskins baby blanket–there are no other skein ends kicking around but the one.

Baby size it will be after all, then. Knitting license saved! Tadaaah!

Y’know… that would match his blankie…

Okay, I have two hats I need to knit. Starting tomorrow.

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Good eye, Richard. Knit on!

Comment by Channon 11.14.11 @ 8:19 am

oh, I know this issue — and it seems that hats are the thing that need knitting right now — I’ve done 2 in the last month and have another on the sticks right now

knit on indeed!!

Comment by Bev 11.14.11 @ 8:46 am

You need a license to knit?
I’m not lion when I say that Parker looks good in most any kind of footwear.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.14.11 @ 10:00 am

Does this mean I lose my license when I goof up on size? I sure hope not…or I’ve been illegal for years!

Comment by Ruth 11.14.11 @ 10:10 pm

Glad you got off with just a warning! Hope the hat knitting happens in time. =)

Comment by Erica 11.20.11 @ 6:53 pm

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