Sunday, March 04, 2007

Operation Hat: Mission Accomplished

I cast on a hattish number of stitches with a super bulky yarn on size 11 20-inch circular needles. Then I knit a tube in K1, P1 ribbing about 20 inches around and 7 inches long and sewed up one end. VoilĂ ! (Which is French for hat.)


Anonymous said...

You should tell us all where you buy your yarn. Maybe you mentioned it in an earlier post, but I seemed to have missed it. Are you concerned with have eco-friendly/sustainable yarn?

Just curious. I really like the multicolored stuff you are using for the hat.

SerenitySprings said...

Oh sure, "Mission accomplished." Next thing we know you'll be landing a plane on the flight deck of some ship wearing a flight suit that you knitted yourself and the folks on the ship will hang a banner knitted from multi-colored yarn that says "Mission Accomplished" and before you know it tens of thousands of bundles of multi-colored yarn will be wounded and you'll be all, "Well, I didn't knit the banner. Don't blame me. I can't be responsible for what other people knit. You people that want us to cut and run just hate America's multi-colored yarn and don't want to support multi-colored yarn! Stupid yarn hippies."

UnrulyDuckling said...

Serenity Springs: As you know, you have to knit with the multi-colored yarn you have, not the multi-colored yarn you want or wish to have at a later time.

Anonymous: So far I have bought my yarn at big craft stores like Michael's and JoAnn's. They're open late on weeknights when I have time to shop. I recently bought a book called No Sheep for You, which has a lot of information about and patterns for yarn made of hemp, bamboo, soy, and other cool, sustainable stuff. Now I need to find a yarn store that carries it, so I can see how I like the yarn in person.