Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hats off to Hats

I am officially addicted to HATS...and I live in a climate that we have about ...oh three days a year that we can wear them!  Oh well - they make great gifts and they are improving my knitting skills!  I was determined to knit "Soule Mama's Rosa Hat" (tutorial is on her blog) and I did it....not without much gnashing of teeth and ripping out of stitches....OK, it wasn't quite that bad.  Actually, if you are a beginner, this is a fairly easy hat to sink your teeth into and when you are finished...you have CABLES!  In the knitting world...that is exciting!

I also knitted it in teal!  Once I knit something successfully, I have to do it again...immediately!  

Finally, I had enough of cables and needed some CHUNKY yarn and big needle and projects that would go fast.  This is the perfect project...CASCADE MAGNUM Hat on size 15 circular needles! 

Even for a novice like me, it goes fairly quickly. 

I liked it so much that I immediately cast on another hat in the exact same color.....here it is almost finished!

Finally, I decided that I would knit another hat but this time would switch color and I am going to add some stripes to it....boy is my life getting exciting!

See...how exciting! 


Sara on the other hand is NOT knitting....she is going to the WACKY, TACKY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY DANCE that her school is having!  Everyone dressed up in the craziest, zaniest, most hilarious Christmas sweaters they could find!  Sad to say...but we actually owned this sweater and I dressed the girls in it when they were younger.  A fact they never let me forget.  

However, this morning was quite exciting for me....let me give you a peek.  I didn't think to photograph so you will have to visualize.  My alarm clock went off late so I was already behind the eight ball...I rushed out and only had thirty minutes to get everyone up and out the door with lunches...the next discovery I made was that the microwave had decided to die...no big deal; I can heat things up the old fashion way ~ on my stove! I poured my coffee in a pot...took the left over pesto pasta out of the fridge and threw it in a fry pan to heat up for the girl's lunch thermos and left to let the dogs out into the yard for their morning run.  Big mistake...As I opened the door to let the dogs out...I forgot to turn off the alarm and we set the alarm off to our house, the coffee started boiling over, the pasta was burning in the fry pan, the phone was ringing from the alarm company to see if someone was breaking in, ,  Can you say HECTIC MORNING three times fast! Whew - we made it but I am off to buy a new microwave ~ you do not realize how much you use that appliance!


  1. I think I would have crawled back in bed and prayed for a better start! :)
    I am in hat world too and my weather today is suppose to be in the mid 70's. I am always so envious of the people who are bundled up in all their wool knits with snow on the ground.

  2. All of your hats are lovely! I am making a hat right now and am really enjoying the process.

  3. Hmm, did I detect a tiny hat in that stack?!?! :) I would like a light blue one. Just putting in my order! LOL

    I love Sara, and I remember that sweater! They looked adorable back then- and hilarious now!

    I've had one of those mornings recently. Hope your day got better! Thanks for the laugh.

    PS heading out for run #2- wish me luck!

  4. My laugh of the day for you:

    Me: Charlie, go sit in time out.
    Charlie: You can't send me to time out. I'm not Charlie, I'm a frog.
    Me: Go sit in time out.
    Charlie: I'm a frog, and frogs can't get time outs because they don't know any better.
    Me: Go sit in time out.
    Charlie: Jack did it.

  5. I have always wanted to learn how to knit. Those hats looks so cute! I found your blog through a friend's blog and saw you're from Louisiana so I was instantly drawn in. I'm from New Orleans, but living in Oklahoma right now. I miss it everyday! I'm glad I found your blog so I can get my "Louisiana fix" from time to time :)


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