surprise! a finished object

so, today i knitted a whole entire project!

okay, so it was a hat. but it was a valuable hat for the following reason:

IT MADE ME NOT SCARED OF SHORT ROWS.

it’s tychus from summer ’05 knitty:

tychus
(as usual, click for big)

the details:
lambs pride worsted in turkish olive
knitted on #9 susan bates acrylic blue pointy needle things
started 12/2/05, finished 12/2/05 (about 2.5 hours including seaming and weaving ends)

you may notice that it’s solid because by and large, i don’t love excessive stripeys or variegation (the cigar gloves were somewhat unexpected)

however, i got a little bored of it being so solid and so garter stitchy and saw that no one would be able to tell that i rule at short rows, so decided to do the last wedge all stripey (in lamb’s pride silver sliver). see?

tychus back
want even more closeup?
tychus back detail

i LOVE lamb’s pride – i want to use it on something other than hats in the future… it’s relatively affordable, to boot!

it’s a gifty for the sort-of-boy (all boy, sort of mine). he wanted a green hat. i asked him if i could make it a little funktified, and he agreed (without asking me to elaborate, mind you), so crazy wedge there is. it can be worn in the front, back, side, etc. see, we’ve got the Free Will and it’s round, so really, there’s no stopping where the funkwedge will sit. i just like it in back.

and by the way, sort-of-boy, if you’re reading this, now you know what your hat looks like. i’ll send it next week with your christmas present. which you have full blessing to open early, should you so desire. Free Will and whatnot.

update: dude, i just noticed how klassy and purty my hair is looking, especially in the shots of the back of the hat. i just wanted to say, it had been up in a clip (not crazybunhair, though) since the second i leapt out of the shower (okay, like a minute after i leapt) and took it down just to try on the chapeau. but my hair’s looking iiiiiiicky.

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10 responses to “surprise! a finished object

  1. “dorky” me thinks – it was a bit funny ;) …

  2. that hat ROCKS!! I love your little funky addition. Do you take orders???
    I’m totally impressed.

  3. and now all the boys are going to think that they’re THE boy. They’re all going to be waiting by their mailboxes and only ONE will get the hat. poor other boys.

  4. it’s like a sad, sad game of roulette.

  5. ha ha ha – I see your Turbie Twist Towel thingy in the background – aren’t those things great. The only thing I own from an infomurcial – but they were given to me as a gift.

    That hat it cool. Sort Of Boy (SOB – another ha ha) will be stylin right soon.

  6. And I’m sure the hat is going to some undeserving boy in like Florida or California or some such place where that hat is completely unnecessary.

    Just a guess…

  7. thanks for the hat HF!! you rock!!

    ok, so i’m not the SOB. so what. the hat is cool.

    zemcpuyy.

  8. moo – i’m guessing you’re believing you’re more deserving of a heatherfeather hat because you choose to live in the land of 10,000 popsicles? i made you a psychic scarf before, doesn’t that count?

    lisa – the turbie twists things ROCK. i have approximately 2065362745852 tons of hair, and just wearing it for 30 minutes after the shower cuts my air-dry time down to 4 hours!

    pman, you SOB… :)

  9. Note to self: not a good idea to comment on blogs at 12:30 in the morning. Apparently spelling ability goes out the window, along with understanding of punctuation.

    InformErcial!
    That hat IS cool.

    I was practicing my street talk

    dtdrkos, he one fine dr!

    HF, I only have .000000000005 tons of hair, but it is great for cutting drying time, which is a must-have when I wake up 20 minutes late!

  10. I wish I had a hat like this.

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