Three warm, post-Christmas heads.
Yarn: Socks That Rock mediumweight, Raven Clan Corbie, ~209 yds (about half a skein).
Needle: Addi Turbo US#2 (2.25mm)
Pattern: Generic hat with six lines of decreases, 1" knitted-in hem, 108 st
Knitting something as a surprise for Matthew was a bit of a gamble — he is VERY particular about what he wears. But I thought the Raven Clan yarn might fit his style, and apparently it did; Maggie said he has worn it every day. Score!
Yarn: Socks That Rock heavyweight, Hot Flash, ~90 yds (about a quarter of a skein). Cast-on plus one row and bind-off plus one row, Socks That Rock heavyweight, Ruby Slippers.
Needle: Addi Turbo US#4.
Pattern: Calorimetry, 102 st.
She wore it (and the matching socks) all weekend. Score!
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersocke, Moody Blues, a bit more than 1/2 skein
Needle: unknown 2.00mm
Pattern: Clamber by Laura Wilson-Martos, v.1.0. I had to add four or five extra cable repeats to make the hat long enough to cover his ears; he has a very large head. This is a very nice pattern for a cabled hat, clearly written and easy to knit and to modify.
Andrew is never cold, especially since he left Wisconsin to go to school in NYC. (According to him, it never actually gets cold there.) I knew making him a hat was a gamble but Darn it, I'm a knitter! I have to knit for my family! So I took the chance. He will probably wear it whenever the temperature in NYC is <20˚F. How often is that? Oh, well, I enjoyed knitting it.
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Matthew bought himself a Christmas present, a remote control helicopter.
See the little red things underneath the front fusilage? Missiles… which gave me the opportunity to say:
You'll put an eye out!