Thursday, January 17, 2008

Comfort Zone

Lately, this has been sort of a comfort zone.

It all started back in the beginning of 98. I had the flu and I was out of work for about a week. I was looking for something to do. So passing by the fabric store I saw all this yarn in the window and thought, well, why not? So I came back with a couple of skeins of yarn, a pattern booklet and a pair of aluminum needles and began teaching myself to knit. Along the way I've made several sweaters, a lot of hats and socks, scarves and shawls. Today, a lot more men have taken up the craft and are making themselves, families and friends more comfortable with their hand made woollies for the winter. Check out the website Men Who Knit where I've gotten a lot of nice comments on this project.

I made this hat with nobody in mind. Just wanted to knit the thing. It's not the kind of hat that suits me. I just wear a basic black hat that I've made for myself.

I sent the picture to a friend who lives out in GA and he's expressed interest, so I will send it out to him. And I'm happy that he's requested more hats.

Submitted for Inspire Me Thursday's prompt: Comfort Zone


Pattern: Norwegian Banded Hat obtained from Countrywool
Yarn: Brown Sheep's Naturespun Sport
Needles: Size 3 & 5


Patricia J. Mosca said...

This hat ROCKS!!!!!!!! WOW...I am lucky I can knit a straight row just to make a scarf!! TERRIFIC!
Thanks for stopping by my site!

steve said...

Very nice V. Though I think I've got some allergies to wool,unfortunately, this still looks very comfortable. Keep it up! In the meantime, how's the weather your way these days?

V said...

Thank you Patricia!

Steve, thanks. The weather, I'd imagine is the same as the weather in your area. We got a lot of winds today. Some snow on the way. They're saying something about it being "arctic" - I guess we're headed towards the 20s.

tangled stitch said...

Very nice hat V and great job knitting it! Love the colors!

laurel said...

Love the pattern in the hat. I haven't dared to try knitting but love the results of it. Thanks for sharing your work!

Astrona said...

Hi V,
Just say thanks for your message at my blog and wish you a successful year. Sorry for late. Cheers :)
Very nice hat btw