Monday, November 23, 2020

A Finish!

 Hello! 

It is grey here today - it looks like November.  But it is weirdly warm (like 53 with no sun out).  The wind is blowing and the trees are bare.

How was your weekend?  Mine was nice and easy going.  Friday I was able to finish the Antler Hat.  I knit the brim long enough that it can be folded up nicely.  I still have not washed and blocked it - perhaps today it will get a nice soak and then will fit over a mixing bowl or something.



Love the pattern!  And it's a free one from TinCan Knits.  The yarn is some that had been in my stash for ages:  Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool; 15% mohair) and the colorway is Bing Cherry.  My fingers and hands are thankful to have this project finished.  Worsted yarn and size 8 needles are hard on my hands.  But I love the finish and I've decided this will be a gift for Colin.  He walks a lot and this will be a nice, warm hat for him in the bleak mid winter!

Saturday Dee and I met up which was lovely as always.  We had some good Chatter Knitting and visited a yarn shop which was fun.  Sadly I did not find anything to come home with me.  They were fairly busy and were limiting the number of people in the store (a good thing) and I didn't want to take too much time wandering around.  As I said to Dee, "it's not like I NEED more yarn."  Dee kindly reminded me that NEED has nothing to do with it!  LOL  She is such a good friend!

That afternoon Fletch and I did some grocery shopping and were actually able to find a smallish (13 lbs) fresh turkey!  We had been planning to walk/hike in Valley Forge with Colin and Mailing on Sunday, but the grey skies moved in and it was a little raw outside.  We could feel the dampness coming in.  All four of us were lazy, so Col & Mailing stayed home and so did we.  I knit some and napped some and managed to finish The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls by Ursula Hegi.  I'm sorry, but the book was just plain weird and never came together for me.  I kept thinking it would make sense, but it never really clicked with me.  A shame as I've enjoyed her other books so much.  Last night I started The Atomic Weight of Love and am enjoying it so far (40-50 pages into it).

In a little bit I will head to the office.  I have a few things I need to print in color.  I also want to stop at Trader Joe's and the pet store near the office - we are just about out of peanuts for the birds.  Knowing me, I'm sure I will stop at the State Store for some wine too!

Looking forward to a short week - only working today and tomorrow and have the balance of the week off.

19 comments:

  1. what a fantastic finish! I do love the color and the texture immensely.

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  2. I started a hat this weekend too. Love that pattern.

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  3. That is a gorgeous hat! The stitch pattern is so striking.

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  4. I was guessing you had finished your socks or sampler, but had forgotten about your hat! It is lovely in that color, and I really like the pattern. I knit an Antler hat for Justin a few years ago, but somehow it got relegated to the hat box, and now I'm the one that usually wears it. Not a bad deal!
    P.S. I'm not telling my birds that you feed your birds peanuts or mine will want them, too!

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  5. We're on the same work schedule this week -- and I love it! What a great hat, and it'll be super warm in that yarn.

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  6. Hello,
    The hat looks awesome, I love the color and the pattern. It will be a great gift for your son. Does he read your blog? It is chilly and windy here too. I am looking forward to a turkey dinner and some turkey soup! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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  7. Love the hat and the extended brim to cover the ears when the wind is blowing. I have a small turkey breast to roast and all my favorite sides, so I will have a Thanksgiving feast for myself. I even have a mini bottle of wine. Cheers to a good week.

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  8. Only us Pennsylvania folks are going to understand what you mean by the "State Store". LOL Silly, antiquated Pennsylvania and their silly liquor laws!

    The hat looks great. I know Colin is going to love wearing it.

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  9. The hat is great, Vera! I really love that shade of red -- and the design is terrific. It's a perfect gift. And Dee is right -- NEED has nothing to do with it, when it comes to yarn. ;-) So glad you two were able to get together for a fun Saturday together.

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  10. LOL on your temperatures--52 is wrap up in all your warm clothes here on the Oregon coast!

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  11. I really like that pattern and the color is great! I'm glad you get some time off to relax. Dennis is off Thursday and Friday. I've been organizing this morning and finally finished. Still dishes to wash before I can knit anything though. Oh, and Dee is right. Need has nothing to do with buying yarn.
    Take care.
    Blessings
    Betsy

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  12. It IS November! And only for another week! Time is flying isn't it?

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  13. I love Tin can knits patterns. Very nice finish

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  14. That hat is perfection! Great job. sounds like a great weekend, too.

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  15. That hat is stunning - perfect match of yarn and pattern!

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  16. Wow.. that hat is really amazing! Your son is very lucky and I hope he wears it a lot. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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