Monday, September 28, 2009

Hurricane Hat!

I have been lazy and slow about posing my projects. I've got 3 FOs to post about and another project that's really close to being done. With the end of the month looming, I've got to get my act together if I want to make the House Cup deadlines. The prospect of sitting down and posting all of my projects at once is making me nauseous, so I'm going to break them up a little. Tonight I present my Hurricane Hat.

Pattern: Hurricane Hat by Andrea Goutier
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Oceanos
Mods: I used size 8 needles instead of size 7 for a bigger hat

This hat is a Christmas present for my grandmother. She has been asking for one ever since I learned how to knit. I'm happy with how it turned out. The pattern would show up better if I used a solid color of yarn, but this yarn is pretty and the spiral shows up nicely enough for me. My grandmother has a big head, so I went up a needle size. The hat fits my husband nicely, so I'm thinking that it should do just fine for her. At least I hope it will. I won't know until Christmas.

I'm afraid that's all I have a picture ready for today. I should have more ready to go for tomorrow.

On a funny note before I end this post, I got requested for a sub job today. My first request of the year and it came from that bitch that nearly gave me a nervous breakdown by not preparing adequate instructions for me. Go figure. I was so afraid that I screwed that entire day up, but I guess I did pretty well since she wants me back for Friday. I was VERY tempted to turn the offer down because her students are challenging (i.e. annoying) and she doesn't prepare well for subs, but I figured that the devil I know is better than the devil I don't know. This time the job will be easier on me because I know that I must have been implementing her lesson plans correctly the first time. I'll just muddle through the best I can again and count down the minutes until I get home. Life is strange sometimes.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about the last minute posting crunch. I was at OFFF this weekend, but now that I am back I need to get serious about blocking, photographing and posting my finished projects.

  2. YAHOO< I love this pattern, I have been wanting to make this one for awhile!
    Looks FABULOUS!!! I just turned in two classes, and getting ready to finish up my 3rd... thanks for your support in this game!