Friday, October 29, 2010

Hat Making Machine

That's what Sus called me. And yes, I did finish another one.

Since these hats are going to be primarily for men, I unvented a different sort of decrease.  The normal knit 8 stitches, knit two together tends to produce a swirly pattern, I tried something new.  Well, new to me.  This is SSK, knit 16, K2TOG.  I like this decrease.  I may use it more often.  Of course, I like the swirly decrease, too, but manly men might like this one a little better.

I wish I had a head.  I mean a styrofoam wig head.  It would be so much easier to get good hat photos with one of those.  Here we see the new hat being modeled by Rylea.    She's so cooperative. 

It got down into the 30's last night, but I still didn't turn on my heater.  Well, I did, but only for a moment.  I wanted to burn the dust off the coils and get the smoke alarm screeching over with.  Better to do it on a day like today than to have to go through that at 4:30 AM.  I spent the rest of the day knitting and baking cookies for the company picnic tomorrow.

I made chocolate chip and peanut butter.  I tried to use my cookie stamps with the peanut butter ones, but they puffed just a bit too much and so the designs aren't that clear.  I may just take those to Rod on Monday.  Peanut butter is his favorite, and he won't care that the scarecrow looks like it's having an anaphylactic reaction. 

If you plan on carving a Jack-O-Lantern tomorrow, here are some carving tips for you.

Rylea says, "Bring on the cold.  I've got my hat.  I'm ready"


Kristen said...

I like the decreases, and I like that you have the same dusty issues with your heat that I do. We've only hit the high 40s, so I haven't yet turned on our heat.

Becky said...

Thanks, Kristen.

Sus said...

I know what you mean about the head. I've put in a birthday request with my sister (my brother-in-law is a horder, ::ahem::, salvaged goods warehouser, and I know he has a lot of random mannequin bits. I want a foot/leg, too, for socks (like Cookie A uses in her photos).

Yay for even more hats, you hat making machine! :)

Becky said...

Oh, yeah! A foot would be fantastic! Do you have any idea how hard it is to take photos of socks when they are on your own feet?


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