Tuesday, August 02, 2005


knitting again

Finally, I have some knitting stuff to post! I made Kate Gilbert's Shining Star hat, knitted from the top down with 6 doublepointed needles. I used an old skein of Paton's Canadiana--originally bought for a hat I made Alex when we first started dating 5 1/2 years ago. Awwww. Actually that hat was pretty bad, though. I somehow estimated his head as being, like 34 inches around. Anyways . . . where was I? Oh yes, the new hat!

Dude, it is hard to take a picture of the top of your head. The combination of head angle and hand angle: very tricky. Here's a picture of me wearing it.

It's a pretty close-fitting hat, probably because I made it on size 5 needles. But I like it. Can't wait until fall to wear it . . . except everything will be due and I will listen to a shuffle of Everything But the Girl CD's in the stereo over and over and over and my lap will have permanent laptop marks in it. Cue weeping. But having fabulous knitwear should ease some of the pain.

Although I have two (2!) tank tops that need remedial work, I immediately cast on for a third.

It's still in its infancy, but this is the ChicKnits Ribby Tank pattern. I love the color of this yarn. It's made in Greece so I imagine it's the color of the Aegean Sea or something delightfully Rick Steves like that. I'll wear it when we go visit Hanka in the Czech Republic, which I really hope we'll get to do in the next year. Look out, Bavaria!

To keep with the knitting theme, we'll end with Buckles getting personal with a project.

That big old noggin of his really does need a pillow.

what a beautiful hat - I love that you persisted and managed a GREAT above the head shot!
What a nice blog you have here. I was instantly enamored with the name "Susie Cupcakes". Adorable!
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