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Thursday, August 26, 2010

stash busting - a winter hat of strange color

Oh, don't mind me. 

I'm just rolling around on the floor, trying to find good light in my house. Really - it is bad news to live on the first floor. 

But on to the hat!

About two weeks ago I looked through my knitting magazine collection, which is not much to brag about - 12 magazines total. And I pulled out patterns that I actually thought I would knit, then I further narrowed it down into patterns that I had yarn for in my stash. This won - "#07 Trapper Hat" from Vogue Knitting Winter 2005/2006.

And guess what? I didn't actually have the yarn for it. 

Once I had completed the back flap in that yellow color, I realized there was no way I was going to get through the entire hat with it, so I pulled out some orange yarn. The orange yarn - ahem - was not enough. Luckily this thing is knit on size 13 needles - I ripped it and used white. Even then, I took out an entire repeat of the cable pattern and started decreasing about 10 rows early. 

Folks - using up yarn is hard

Of course, the minute I lay on the floor, Sir Thomas More has to come over and check things out. Good thing he's so cute. 


  1. Omigod, that hat is to die for. Can I steal your bunny?

  2. ? :) Okay not exactly the same but still, YAY!

  3. Kim - he is a sweet ball of fluff, I do not blame you for wanting to steal!

    Pleo- YES. When I realized I would have to use two colors I was like - Jayne hat? But then *that* didn't even work! Knitting fail.

  4. Love it! So CUTE. That pic w/ you and your bunny is adorable too :-)

  5. I LOVE that hat - I wish my knitting skills were up to par so I could make one! And your bunny is the cutest!!


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