November Hat

Last fall, when I was on the Spendlour of the Seas I knit a lot of hats. Gave almost all of them away.

When I was packing for this trip, I found one that had survived the last year unfinished and tossed it in my suitcase. Since today was a sea day on which I signed up for a number of on ship tours (Galley – gave up – too many people for just one group), Theater (still too many people but at least walked through the costume shop and back stage) and the bridge (really windy on the side bridges) I could fill up my time by either editing a number of documents or finishing the hat in order to say that I had accomplished at least one project on this cruise.

The hat won.  knit on 2.25 mm circ needle of zauberball. The band is faced with a picot turning row Immediately after completing the band I increased the number of stitches to 150% of the original then knit 10 cm straight. When I took it out, I realized that the decreases for the crown had been started. And me without my double points.  Magic loop, here I come…

the outside

the outside

and the inside, the provisional cast on knit together with the live stitches

and the inside, the provisional cast on knit together with the live stitches


now if I could just find my yarn needle….

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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