Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday's are complicated, that's all. Gosia and I had another successful session in the stash cupboard, although we have scarcely reached the yarn as yet. It will be one less hell-hole for the family to clean out when I pass to my reward.

And I have done the required 12 cables for the possum hat – I will now add a 13th for the sake of slouchiness, on Skeindalous' advice. The sofa at Kathy's Knits is proving so pleasant a way to spend 45 minutes of a morning, and so productive, that I am beginning to wonder who else on my Christmas list might like a hat. It is mostly men who remain to have presents assigned. I've got a fair amount of madtosh DK left over from Archie's sweater. A plain-vanilla grey watch cap? And somewhere I ought to have the ball of brilliant red which I used for the inside hems on Archie's sweater. A stripe or two of that?

We shall see.

I finished the one remaining skein of Whiskey Barrel, exactly half-way through the second repeat on the front of the Sous Sous. So: Tokyo shawl this evening.

Rachel and Ed will be here tonight, late, outriders for the 90th birthday party on Sunday. So I probably won't be here for a while – at the worst, not until Wednesday, when the last party-guest, Greek Helen, heads for home.


Although I ought to be able to do better than that.

21 comments:

  1. Jean, have a lovely celebration -- and please extend my best wishes to your husband on his birthday.

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  2. Enjoy the family visit, if possible. Best wishes to your husband.

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  3. Anonymous1:50 PM

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend with all the family around. What a wonderful occasion to be celebrating!

    I think a grey hat with a couple of tiny red stripes would be just the ticket for someone.

    Beverly in NJ

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    1. Maybe a red hat with grey stripes, too?

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  4. Anonymous2:01 PM

    More wishes for a lovely family celebration. Grey hat with red stripes does sound nice.
    - Beth in Ontario

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  5. Still more wishes for a wonderful celebration with special thoughts for the birthday gentleman. A grand occasion indeed!

    I too have been in a hat mode of late.

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  6. Enjoy!! With all best wishes for your family celebrations. I hope you manage to keep up with your knitting routine- it seems to suit you :-)

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating your husband's 90th birthday! And a grey hat with a red stripe or two thrown in sounds like the perfect gift for a man. Two hat patterns I have knit for guys are Rib-a-roni and Awesome Hat. Both were liked and worn.

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  8. Hooray for a wonderful family birthday celebration! I hope your hubby is blessed greatly and you, too!

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  9. Happy 90th to your husband. ENJOY!!

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  10. I will add to the wishes for a wonderful family weekend. Happy Birthday to your husband.

    Hat knitting is so satisfying, a finished object fairly quickly! Grey and red will be well liked by the lucky recipient.

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  11. Best wishes for an uneventful birthday for your husband. Any chance someone with a camera could get a pix of you and the new gloves?

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  12. Happy birthday to your hubby! I get so many chuckles from your posts. The thought of "one less hell-hole for the family to clean out when I pass to my reward" resonates with me! As a beginning knitter I am so impressed by all you do. :)

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  13. Anonymous4:26 PM

    I like the sound of the striped hat!
    I noticed that the Mason Dixon blog team just listed some of their favourite hat patterns.
    Best wishes for a lovely birthday celebration weekend with your family!
    LisaRR

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  14. =Tamar6:29 PM

    Grey and red is a classic hat, sure to be liked. The half-hours at the shop sound wonderful and I think you should definitely keep it up. Have a good visit and don't mind us, we'll be here.

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  15. Happy and peaceful 90th from Downunder to your husband. Trust you will both enjoy having your family there.

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  16. Happy Birthday to your husband. Grey and red stripes are always popular.

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  17. annec in Maryland10:42 PM

    Echoing the best wishes to your husband, have a wonderful celebration!

    The Turn A Square hat is a good, quick knit, and gray with red stripes would be perfect for it.

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  18. All good wishes to you all Jean and especially to the birthday boy.

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  19. Enjoy the relatives, and happy b-day to the Mister!

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  20. More good wishes from Downunder for your husband's birthday and for a memorable family celebration this weekend.

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