Sunday, December 21, 2008

grape head

The yarn's official name is "Violetas", which is much lovelier than grape, but I do feel a bit like there's a bowl full of grape jelly on my head while wearing my Koolhaas hat. I think it might be time for a trip to Seattle so I can model it in front of the library that inspired the design.

Thanks to the Blizzard of 2008*, I had lots of knitting time over the past two days. This morning was just lovely: Jonathan Schwartz's 39th Annual Christmas Show over the computer (yay for free XM Radio trial periods!), knitting with Malabrigo, the noble fir tree in the corner, soy egg nog in a cocktail glass, the Times... a pretty good way to while away the shortest day of the year.

*4 inches of snow.

Can I confess that I did a happy dance upon completion?

Cushy and warm... just the thing to light up the longest night of the year.


Acorn to Oak said...

It's gorgeous! What a pretty pattern and beautiful color! It sounds like you had a wonderful morning. :o}

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful hat. Any chance to post the pattern?

Claire said...

Soy egg nog? Seems like you're taking well to Portland!
The hat is so pretty, nice pattern too.