Lately I've noticed a lot of "Finished Object Friday" blog posts,
and since I happen to have a finished object,
and since I remembered that it is Friday...
Please note: this is not a giant hat.
This is a normal hat on a small styrofoam head.
I made it for the Revive A Vintage challenge being hosted by raveler knitsbyjenn in the Roving Crafters group. It's the 1898 Hat by Kristine Byrnes; a free pattern available along with many others from the Seamen's Church Institute - Christmas at Sea website. I won't donate this one to SCI because they specifically ask for darker/brighter colors, but I will very likely be knitting another in deep blue, which should be perfect to send.
In fact, this hat is so much fun to knit, it may become my go-to pattern for any single skein of worsted that surfaces in my stash.
Here's a link to my project page on ravelry,
with full knittery details.
on the theme of "finishing"...
I don't usually plan my knitting time;
it's more of a response to insomnia or restlessness.
But I really wanted to finish the 1898 Hat because I have
another project waiting in the wings.
So this past week - when we had two snowstorms
but also a lot of sunshine -
I "scheduled" a couple of afternoons of knitting
and audiobooks, out on the porch.
It looked like this:
You can't see Piper, because she had dragged her cushy bed
right under the legrest of the recliner.
But trust me: she was there.
Despite fresh snowfalls,
overall, the snow is gradually disappearing.
There is still plenty, I hasten to add. Ice, too.
But I am hoping that by the end of April
I will be able to tackle the construction debris
both on and off the porch.
It got "snowed in" months ago,
and there was simply no way to remove it.
After a clean-up, the final big step will be
sanding and finishing the porch floor.
Then the interior will be finished.