Of course, I knew instantly which hat I wanted to make her, and after showing her the pattern, she agreed.
Oh hi, I'm a fish.
The Fish Hat from Knitty, Winter 2008 has been on my radar for quite a while and I'm glad I finally had a reason to make it.
I was even able to do it using only yarn from my stash. To be honest, I didn't even know that my stash was capable of something like that. The only yarn I brought home for my winter break was yarn I thought I would be using over break ...and all of my malabrigo, because you always need malabrigo.
I just laid out the yarn and my sister picked what she wanted. Then she happened to see the leftover orange yarn from my nephew's scarf and I used it for the lips and fins.
Pattern: Fish Hat from Winter 2008 Knitty
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in Apple Green, Bobby Blue, and Lettuce
RYC Cashsoft DK in colorway 510 (orange)
Needles: US size 6
Time: Started on December 16, 2009. Finished December 18, 2009
My sister was also in charge of what she wanted the eyes to look like. Yes, they are intentionally funny looking.
I used a smaller needle size in order to get a slightly smaller hat. I'm still considering tacking down the rolled edge "lips" so that they don't unroll, but I doubt I'll ever get back to that.
As we're on the subject of scaly creatures, I would like to introduce you to my beautiful Brittany. I don't have a cat to showcase on my blog, but I do have a wonderful ball python.
Isn't she pretty? We had a little photo shoot a week or so ago and although she couldn't sit still (which is why her head was blurry), I managed to get this shot. I think she's so pretty. She was a birthday present from my sister four years ago and, in fact, she just herself (Brittany, not my sister) celebrated her fourth birthday last week.
Sometimes she likes to help me knit.
I'm still working on my Brigade pullover too, I only have an inch or two before I'm done with the body.
Hooray for quick knits!