Monday, October 17, 2011

Last Minute Knitting

Entire books have been written on the topic of last minute knitting.  But I am the Queen of such stressful -and I might add, self-imposed - activities. 

My latest endeavour in the Last Minute  Hall Of Fame knitting  is another of Chic Knits Felted Bucket Hats.   
This one, knit with Briggs & Little Sport - left over from my Elizabeth Zimmermann Green Sweater.

Recently, some of that left-over green found it's way into a  Shape-It Scarf  (rav link) to match my new-ish coat. 

Now, Fred and I are off to Quebec City for an early 45th anniversary celebration and it occurred to me that travelling that far north on the cusp of winter, it might be a good idea to have a hat.  And wouldn't it be nice to have a hat that matches my coat?  And couldn't I do that at the last minute? 

And one can.  It's not the knitting that takes time with this pattern.  Knit at a chunky gauge - which was my sport weight doubled - it knits up quickly.  But it felts and dries  s-l-o-w-l-y.  That is why you see it here still on the register, and not yet de-fuzzed.

Since this is Felted Bucket hat number six  for me, you think I might have learned that as stylish and easy to knit as this hat IS, one thing it ISN'T is last minute.  Mine will finish drying in the hotel room.

We'll be back on the weekend.  Have a great week everyone.



Sel and Poivre said...

Oh what a stylish ensemble you'll be sporting there among all the chic French women! What a perfect time of year to go! Enjoy the trip (and the hat!)

Stephanie said...

Washing and blocking has always made me impatient. :) Have a great week!

Needles said...

Happy Anniversary!Early. Because I will forget later.

Crazy Knitting Fool said...

I wish I didnt look so goofy in hats because I love that pattern. Happy early anniversary.

Deb @ cabinfever said...

Have a great time. You will definitely be the very height of fashion.

Oneday Designs said...

Nice hat Brenda. I intuitively stumbled across you when checking out another blog recently. How freaky was that.