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Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Lesson in Combining Alcohol and Handknits

I've been on a hat kick lately - I think I really, really want winter to come.

The first hat I ever made myself was a black one with cat ears from the first SnB book. I got a lot of compliments. Then I wore it out to Sex Dwarf, where I (of course) got obnoxiously drunk and somehow lost it. So let that be a lesson to all of you: if you are going to be drinking so much that your friends will have to literally carry you up to bed, perhaps you shouldn't wear anything you made. Or at least anything you made that you actually like. Because you may lose it in the cab. Or you may barf on it (which hasn't happened to me yet but may, at some point). I made other hats in the interim - like the Nautilus hat - but I really liked my old ear one. It was cute, plus it had earflaps! SO I made myself another one, and it looks way better than my old one did:
cat-ear hat

Please ignore my unmade bed. Well, futon. I'm totally in love with that yarn - the Malabrigo worsted weight. In fact, I went back and bought more because I have plans for mittens and maybe a scarf. It is really, really soft, which is good because I made the original kitty hat out of Cascade 220 and thought it was a little itchy. The color in the picture is bluer than it is in person - it is really more purple and black.

I will not be wearing this hat to Sex Dwarf, Immediate, Beatles and Stones, or any of those other places where I tend to drink far too much, dance around, and wind up cabbing home. Only to places where I don't drink too much or where I drink too much but get to keep my coat and such on my person and can walk home. Really.



Blogger PoBaL said...

As a girl who lost 2 sweaters in one weekend (one she liked, one she didn't), at the same bar, I fully support your new plan.
I also really wish I had more than one bar to go to.

7:37 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmalabrigo! every picture I see of that stuff makes me want to roll around in it. Your hat looks great!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

ditto on the malabrigo. and ditto on nicole's name. my name is nicole too.

found you by hitting the random button on the knitting scientists ring.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Michael Bundy said...

I love your wit. Happy New Year.

9:14 AM  

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