Knit Without Ceasing

A pink hat

Today I went to a meeting. It is in many ways my least favorite sort of meeting, one in which people interrupt each other, although very good-naturedly, and get off track and ramble around and perhaps eventually come back to the point. Going to this committee’s meetings often feels like a poor use of my time, although its grant-making to small churches is work absolutely worth doing.

This time I was smart. I let a colleague give me a ride, and I brought some knitting. The Weasley sweater I’m knitting for The Princess was at too sensitive a juncture (just picture five separate balls of yarn) for taking on the road, so I decide to work on the felted purse for my niece. Except I could not, in the unspiritual clutter of my home, find the purple yarn intended for it. I remembered a lovely, fuzzy pink blend of merino wool and who knows what else, grabbed the end of a ball of Fun Fur, and I was off to the races.

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(Yes, in the background of the picture is that prize of Christmas Past, Tickle Me Elmo. He still laughs, but he no longer vibrates. And he belongs to the dogs now.)

I must admit that although I am happy to have finished Little Virginia Niece’s gift, my hands were too tired to do much on the Weasley this evening. I have about 16 more rows of that dratted letter “H” to go.

But I do have a pink hat.

7 thoughts on “A pink hat”

  1. Cute!
    The church staff gives one another gifts of service for Christmas. Last year I gave our music director a knitted item of her choice, with the caveat that she’d probably not receive it until *this* Christmas! Anyway, despite the fact that she chose a simple handbag, she is going to receive a quick scarf I did several months ago, with no particular person in mind.
    I miss knitting but I haven’t figured out how to knit and blog at the same time…

  2. The pattern came from the Lion Brand website. It’s for Cotton-Ease yarn and is called a “Kool Hat.” I made a lot of them for the church fair last year. Fair Chair suggested adding Fun Fur to the ribbing. I have experiemented with other yarns, as in this case. Two strands of this DK weight yarn on size 6 needles gave me exactly the right gauge.
    It took a second sitting in the evening. This yarn was harder to work with than the cotton; a cotton hat is easily knittable in an evening. I made about a dozen while watching the 2004 summer Olympics!

  3. oooh it’s lovely – and yeah very productive. I think there’s something for me to learn here in all this … and it might just involve me dusting off my knitting needles 🙂
    be blessed 🙂

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