Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Sunday, December 30, 2012


My daughter saw this knit hat while we were kayak shopping at Bass Pro Shop in Nashville after Thanksgiving. We considered buying it, then decided it would be better if I knit her one.

I didn't have any of my handspun yarns in the colors she wanted, so we went to a local yarn shop where she chose yarns she liked.  We also decided to knit the entire thing in regular stockinette stitch. This is how it turned out.  She likes it. I'm happy.


  1. actually it is nicer,well done,xx Speedy and mum

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    1. Thanks, Robin. I'm a fan of handmade items. Even though the hat I made ended up costing more than the one in the store, it was a labor of love and worth the extra cost.

  3. Way nicer! (I thought maybe you were going to knit a kayak!) (Sorry)

    1. Lol, RG! I hadn't even thought of knitting a kayak. But now that you mention it, maybe a kayak cover...
      Thanks for the nice opinion.

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    1. Thanks. I was really pleased with how the colors all harmonized, but the photo doesn't do justice to the colors. I chose this one as the closest to the real thing. I tried photographing it with an Ott Lite (, but was surprised that the result looked nothing like the actual colors in the hat. Hmm. Perhaps it is the cell phone camera.

  5. OH i LOVE it!!!!!!!
    (i want one!!! how much?? but without the tassel!!)
    just kidding!

    (well, not really...i would pay, if u have the year is fine!) =)

    HAPPY new YEAR!!!

    1. Haha! Seriously, I'd be glad to make you one. I've also been considering making comfort harnesses for kitties and bunnies, but haven't worked on a design yet. Did I say my mind wanders when I knit??

    2. Yep, I did say comfort harnesses for kitties and bunnies. This is not as crazy as the practical joke knitting I was once asked to do at the museum. Several of our hens were losing feathers and cold weather was coming on. We two interpreters who knit had been making hand warmers and scarves for the historic park staff and the maintenance man commented that the next thing he knew, we'd be knitting sweaters for the chickens. We couldn't pass up the opportunity for some fun, so we put our heads together and came up with a silly idea. My kids had an old rubber chicken and I knit a turtle-neck sweater for it. It was quite a hit at the next staff meeting.

  6. If I don't get my planned post published:

    Happy New Year to all!!

  7. شركة دهانات بالرياض
    إذا كنت تريد في التعامل مع شركة دهانات بالرياض لطلاء جدران منزلك وتغيرها أو إذا كنت ترغب في تأسيس طلاء منزلك ووضع الطبقات الأولى حتى أن تصل للمرحلة النهائية ومرحلة التشطيب فبادر الآن بالاتصال على أفضل شركة دهانات بالرياض التي تقدم كافة خدمات الدهانات والتشطيبات وتأسيس المنازل بأعلى مستوى من الجودة التي تطابق المواصفات الهندسية، وأيضاً تحرص على تقديم كل ذلك بأرخص الأسعار التي توجد في أسواق المملكة، لذا نعتبر من أرخص معلمين الدهانات بالرياض، ويشرف على القيام بكافة أعمال الدهان على يد مجموعة من المشرفين والمهندسين المتميزين للغاية في القيام بكافة أعمال الدهانات في وقت قصير وبكفاءة عالية.

  8. شركة نسر الجنوب تقدم لكم افضل خدمات المنزلية , الشركة لديها افضل خدمات منزلية بمنطقة الجنوب من عزل اسطح وعزل خزانات وعزل فوم وتنظيف خزانات وتنظيف منازل ومكافحة الحشرات
    شركة عزل اسطح بخميس مشيط شركة نسر الجنوب

    شركة رش مبيدات بخميس مشيط شركة نسر الجنوب
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بأحد رفيدة

  9. تعد شركات التنظيف كثيرة ومتنوعه ولكن شركة نسر الجنوب تعد من افضل شركات التنظيف على الإطلاق نظراً لما تقدمها من خدمات وارسعار في متناول , الجمبيع تواصل معنا عبر الروابط التالية
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بخميس مشيط
    شركة تنظيف مساجد بخميس مشيط
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بخميس مشيط