Wednesday, December 28, 2011

new hair for me

I resisted the urge to make this hat for me until all other christmas knitting and tasks had been completed. I've been dying to make it for about 2 weeks, ever since I found the pattern.  It turned out awesome, though I'm still ambivalent about how long the tassels are. But, I wore it out today for lunch with a friend, and then to my mom's and they both loved it.  Then I talked my mom into taking me to the local yarn show where I bought two skeins of malabrigo ultra soft merino wool to make a striped version of this, which I saw on ravelry and instantly loved.  I love this pattern because it makes me look and feel like I actually have hair again.  You can't tell in this picture but this yarn in Lion Brand homespun has all colors in it, brown, pink, blue, green, tan, etc. It goes with everything!  The only problem I am finding is that it is shedding a bit less than my dog.  I'm hoping that lessens up a bit, but if not, I may need to braid the tassels instead to keep them inline.  we'll see how it goes.

This led me to the blog of the woman in the Czech Rep. who created the pattern and she has awesome stuff there, too.  I'm jealous, I wish I could knit that prolifically.  She, of course has a totally awesome hat posted there today that I cannot for the life of me figure out how she knit it. Here is the link for her blog if you are interested in this hat or in any of the other stuff she's made.  it's way cool.

Now, unfortunately, I must put the malabrigo aside momentarily while I work on a post Christmas project for a friend that I must get out of the way before I do anything else.  ~sigh~



  1. Oh I wish I had that kind of talent!! I love the hats & socks..I used to be able to crochet but it is difficult due to neuropathy settling in my hand....
    My hair was gone during the early winter One of these would have been perfect!! You look great in the hat....... :)

    Love Alli xx Oh and "Happy New Year"!

  2. What a great idea! The hat is awesome. And anything that makes you feel better is so good for your recovery! Good for you!

    Have a Happy New Year!

  3. I'm contemplating making 2 more. Alli, I haven't had too bad a time with neuropathy, a little sore if I press on my fingernails, and some slight tingling, but that's about it. I have 2 more treatments with taxotere to go, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


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