Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Here's Your Hat
What's your hurry? Sorry, couldn't resist. The hat making binge lives on. Above are hats for a beautiful couple who currently live in northern Turkey. The multi-colored hat is made with Lorna's Laces wool yarn, worsted weight, in a special colorway called Crimson Pride, which is available only at Serendipity Needleworks in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I learned about this yarn on - where else? - Facebook, and Ellen of Serendipity was all that is helpful, efficient and lovely when I wrote asking if I could order from her shop from Israel. The yarn is soft and a delight to knit, and did you check out that shop? Avi already knows I want to visit Alabama this summer, and if we do, Serendipity Needleworks is on my must-see list! (Well, it's on my must-shop-there list, to be completely honest). Anyway, the above-mentioned couple are both proud graduates of the University of Alabama, but I suspected that he would rather a plain hat in a dark color. At least he'll be able to see her hat! Which of course, she won't be able to do while she's wearing it.
Moving on....another hat, using some of what was left from the hat above. This one is for a very special lady who is also a proud Crimson Tide fan. She's allergic to wool, though, so I attached the decorative braid to an acrylic hat so that the wool wouldn't bother her (that's the plan, anyway. Sure hope it works out that way). Her husband also got a plain gray hat. What is it with men and their plain, dark colors? Hrmph!