Thursday, December 13, 2007

My husband’s cold was perhaps slightly worse yesterday. In old age we are almost as frightened by this common ailment as an Austen heroine. We’ve had our flu injections, on the other hand, and he’s not feverish.


Koolhaas finished, camera battery flat.

I feel gripped by a wish to knit hats. This one has come out exactly as Jared would wish, 7” in height, and is perhaps slightly small for me: the tips of the ears are covered, not the entirety. It may do a bit better on Rachel. What about a nice Yarn Yard hat, deep ribbing in the plain colour, the rest hand-painted?

But what I really fancy is a beanie, with swirls. Grumperina’s Odessa, perhaps, without the pearls?

But I must press on with the Ribbed Links, and return to the gansey.


  1. oh looking forward to seeing it. it is a lovely pattern. i have a bit difficulty figuring of the yarn weight though. i'd love a tweedy one.
    and speedy recovery to your husband.

  2. Anonymous12:43 PM

    a perfect snuggly ear-covering beanie with swirls is Saartjes Noro Hat - if you decrease a bit more severely at the top so you don't get the gnomish point bit! mine is on my ravelry projects page (sorry don't know how to link from comments! and am 'pie' in ravelry too), and I'm currently making a plain charcoal-coloured one for a male friend who tried to kidnap my Noro version.
    hope Mr M gets well soon, it can be dreary enough at this time of year without being sick too!

  3. No swirls, but a nice warm beanie with some interest:


  4. Anonymous3:34 PM

    My favorite hat pattern is the third one down on this page
    I have bad hair on a good day so this is the one I make for waiting on the bus stop to go to work.
    the second one looks interesting for weekends.

  5. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Odessa is a pretty pattern.
    Best wishes for your husband's recovery.

  6. Anonymous7:01 PM

    I love knitting hats. It's so satisfying. I have plans for these: