Thursday, October 16, 2008

Steve Zissou's, er, I mean Courtney's, hat.

(In progress shot.)

Nina mentioned to me about a week before Courtney Brown's birthday that there was nothing in this world Courtney Brown desired more than a red hat. I obliged, naturally. I went to Rosie's first, in search of bulky-weight, fire-engine red yarn. There didn't seem to be anything to my liking, so I headed over to Loop.

Loop is on 19th and South or so. I can't seem to say enough nice things about it lately, as I always get great deals and exactly what I'm looking for.

So I'm in Loop for about five minutes and have been presented with a good deal of options. I chose an almost variegated red from Lamb's Pride.

I made up the pattern as I went, and we ended up with this:

(Courtney Brown's current Facebook Profile Picture...I think that's the hat)
I made up the pattern as I went-- 2x2 rib for about an inch and a half, decreases starting with every 15 or so, then 14, and so on. It turned out a tad big and I really should have blocked it because the decreases didn't match up exactly, but The Lady seemed to like it. It took about five hours in tv-watching time to knit.

As for my other knitting endeavors, all seems on hold for this week--its midterm week.
But watch for a recipe with meat in it. I found a recipe for chorizo and sweet potato soup and had to try it out. Whip out your separate cutting boards, this should be interesting!
On the sabbath try and make no noise
that goes beyond your
Cries of passion between lovers
are exempt.
St. Thomas Aquinas


Courtney Brown Squared said...

YEE!! thank you so much cody i loooOOove my hat, and that is it in my picture!

im so famous now, im on cody long's blog, im pretty sure life couldnt get any better now

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