This is an old(er) post, but due to our Internet problems, I'm just getting it up now.
October 07, 2009
We're still in bad shape regarding Internet / e-mail service. So, don't depend on it (e-mail) to get ahold of me like usual. Yesterday I had service in the AM but then none in the afternoon or PM. Today I have afternoon service after none this AM. Go figure. And, my use of the Internet is V-E-R-Y limited.
Anyway, back to the title of this post. Earlier, I was outside doing some fall cleanup in the garden . . . until I got chased out by . . . bugs. Yes, BUGS. Mosquitoes & flies. In October. Obviously, we "grow 'em hearty" (or is that hardy?) up here, but, in this case, that's NOT a good thing. I didn't get any bites, but they sure were bothersome, flying in my face. Had I needed to stay longer, I would have had to come inside for my head net!!!
Thanks to an off-hand and brief conversation weekend before last while I was crocheting granny squares for a quilt, I am now addicted to crocheting hats. (Want one?!) The thing I enjoy about granny squares is their ease in both making & transportability (is that a word?). I can shove a small skein of yarn & a crochet hook in my purse, and I have a wonderful, productive thing to do, no matter WHERE I was. But now? INSTANT gratification! No sewing the squares together at a later date. With hats, I can have a finished product pretty darn speedily.
Continuing now on the 14th of October . . . .
I have cranked out 3 hats now, and I have a 4th nearly complete. The first was a complete test: me trying to figure out how to do it! And, I will boast that the shape was PERFECT. But, it would have fit . . . a Barbie. (I'll take a picture & post it some day when I feel that you need a good laugh.)
Here's my first human-sized hat. It's mine. I mean: for me. I wear it ALL the time since I finished it - inside the house, too! It's a slouchy berét style. Maybe that's what I'll call it: the Slouch Berét. Berét Slouch? (Any better suggestions?)
This is my second - your Basic Tuque (with embellishment) - and is for my nephew (nephew by friendship, not family - his mom & I have been besties for 33 years now!). I am his Una, and Tom is his Unu. I love our names: (U)p (N)orth (A)untie & (U)p (N)orth (U)ncle! Now I just need to get it packaged up and sent.
And, this is the 3rd / nearly finished. Matter of fact, it may BE finished. Dunno if it needs one more row on the headband or not. I envision it on the head of a beautiful black woman. Unfortunately, in this area of nearly-only Scandinavian & German descendants, I have only one recipient in mind, and I have NO idea if she'd have any interest. BUT, I am going to run it by two of her best girlfriends to get a read on whether or not she might be amenable to being gifted with a such a noggin topper. :) Name / style suggestions? It's kinda Lapland-esque, no?