Sneaking in a post

I’m supposed to be getting the house cleaned up while the Skeptic is out with the boys but thought I’d take a few minutes to post.


I dove right into my Posh Yarn from Mrs. Pao and I wasn’t disappointed. This stuff is a dream to work with and gave me one of the most lovely FO’s in a long time.

The pattern is a blend of the basic tam pattern from Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns. I was just going to knit a plain old tam and let the yarn speak for itself, but at soon as I got to the decrease part realized that I wanted to add something extra. So in came the Aran Tam pattern from One Skein Wonders.

I was short stitches for the aran pattern, so I just cut out one cable repeat, added a few extra stitches for the right number and finished the hat from there. It’s a perfect fit!


I’m thrilled with how this hat turned out and rather proud of myself for taking the time to do it right. I messed up the cables majorly a couple of times and actually made myself drop the stitches down and fix them. But I’m glad I did because I love this hat.


The hat also has a sense of humor and doesn’t mind a good joke.

I love this hat so much that when we were out to eat last night and the owner commented on how lovely it was, I gleefully said, “Yes! I just finished it a few days ago, I made it myself!” I was probably a bit too excited, but after wearing it at bus duty two days in a row with no one saying, “Wow, amazing hat!” I was excited to have someone notice. (I know, first graders do not care about their music teacher’s hat unless it says “High School Musical” or “Spiderman” but I can dream, right?)

So later in the car, I asked the Skeptic, “Did you hear, she liked my hat!”

“Yup, it’s a great hat. You were a little excited about it, though, huh?”

“Okay, maybe I was a bit of a geek, but I’ve been wearing this hat for days wishing I could just say to everyone, “See my hat? I just finished it. Don’t you love it? I made it myself, see those cables?” But that would be weird and socially unacceptable. So I have to just wait for someone to notice and try not to be a bit too excited about it.”

The Skeptic, totally deadpan, replied, “But isn’t knitting weird and socially unacceptable?”*

Maybe you had to be there, but the Skeptic says things in a way that only he can, and both the hat and I nearly fell off the seat from laughter. If there is one thing I love about my husband, it’s his sense of humor.

To all my US friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

*We had just been at a dinner where a friend was going on about someone at a meeting who was knitting, and that it was weird and well, a bit unacceptable.



Filed under family, finished objects, hats

22 responses to “Sneaking in a post

  1. It’s GORGEOUS! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

  2. Nice little detail with the loop on top. If you are going to be in the weird social world of knitting, at least be one of the cool kids. I love your knits!

  3. ohmygosh I LOVE IT!!! it is gorgeous and you SHOULD be proud! Have a wonderful holiday.

  4. Pretty, pretty hat – good for you!

  5. Oh wow! It looks amazing 🙂 It is utterly gorgeous.

  6. I know I would have noticed that lovely hat. Wow! Great job. I am jealous–I would love a hat like that. Congratulations!!!

  7. Well, that’s why I aim to misbehave. I just WANT to be weird and socially unacceptable! I’ve been even known to yell things out car windows (totally embarassing my teenagers!) – things like . . .

    “Hey, nice hat, lady!”

  8. It is, a very lovely hat!! Just wait until you wear it in the presence of “our people” the knitters. They’ll fall all over you about it. I know just what you mean, though. Sometimes I finish something and I just want to tell everyone who glances at me, Guess what, I made this!

  9. Gorgeous hat! Ah, that Skeptic.. 😉

  10. What a fantastic hat! Those colors must look great on you.

  11. That is a lovely hat! That Skeptic… 😉

  12. missscarlett

    Your hat is great! And the cables are marvelous – good for you for frogging and fixing them — that takes patience!

    And probably, the person knitting, was the only one paying any attention at the meeting — seems other people weren’t concentrating on who was speaking…

  13. Love love love the hat!!

  14. Preety, preety, I would so make a comment about such a hat should I have seen you wearing it.
    He’s not wrong you know, knitting is weird and socially unacceptable, that’s why we love it so.

  15. It’s fabulous! Excellent job! : )

  16. These are so wonderful. So intimidating too. I’m such a basic knitter-so much so you can’t really even call me a knitter yet.

    Still I can dream. This is such lovely knitting work!

  17. octopusknits

    It’s really beautiful!

  18. It really is beautiful yarn – sorry not what you planned on but I love the twist colors 🙂

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