Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Still Winter Here


Oh, Ann, you and your daffodils and your new gardening blog tease me. 15 years in the South have totally screwed up my seasonal clock. I expect Spring to come now, but here in Philadelphia, we are still definitely in hat season, and will be for several more weeks to come. Knowing that, I made myself a new hat.

When I was in Richmond in January, I spotted Stewart wearing this hat, the Sideways Ribbed Cap, a pattern from the folks at the Vermont Fiber Company. Hers was in a cute two-color combination, and while beanie-type caps are usually not flattering on me and my very oval face, I thought that the horizontal ribs would add just enough volume to flatter. I immediately thought of the mill-end skeins of Fibre Company Terra in the stash, the absolute steal of the day at MDSW last Spring. Remember how I almost destroyed their booth while pawing through baskets of their incredibly gorgeous, incredibly expensive yarns for sale dirt cheap, looking for just the right color combination? Neither skein was a full 50g, and I knew I'd need to combine the two to make something. Here was the perfect pattern!

Now I have serious yarn lust for this yarn. It is really spendy, but a sweater of this yarn would be amazing. The colors of this yarn are just incredible, and while I was concerned that it might have just enough hairs to make it itchy against my forehead, this thing is soft and warm and wonderfully cozy. It might just be worth the price.

* sorry, trying to ping*

7 comments:

Sally said...

Too. Stinkin'. Cute.

Ann said...

Do you know how in the Peanuts comics Lucy will sometimes say "That's it!" and make someone (Charlie Brown or Schroeder)tumble backwards? Well, ...

That's it!

I have that yarn too! We bought it together! I'll do that hat too! I'm such a freakin' copy cat, but it is brilliant!!

Great job Liz!

Marnie said...

it's gorgeous!! can i see it from the front, pretty please?

diana said...

Ooooh - I love that hat!! It looks great on you! I have one skein of that yarn languishing in the stash - now you've given me something to think about......

Wendy said...

Totally cute hat! Did Fiber Company have a booth or someone was selling Fiber Co. yarn?

W

Ashley said...

You're the second person in as many days I've heard rave about Terra. I might could have to take that as a sign.

tiennie said...

That is a fantastic hat! Just wonderful!