Friday, November 27, 2009

my family is a pain in the rear.

So. I know we went through these angstings last year, but my family does this Yankee swap sort of thing at Christmas. And I want to put in a pair of knit hats, you know, one manly, one for the ladies. And ok, I'm expecting the man-hat to be kind of boring-ish, I thought I'd just do a 2x2 ribbed hat, because I made one for myself last year and I kind of love it, but I'd like to do something more interesting for the woman's hat. Only I don't know that my family will be interested in taking care of non-superwash wool (though really, how often do you wash your hats? Oh great, have I just exposed myself as a wearer of filthy hats?) and even worse, the women on that side of the family wear so much black. It's an epidemic. I don't really want to knit a black hat, not even an awesome black slouchy hat. I'm sure it would be quite elegant and all, but . . . in case you hadn't noticed, I am a huge fan of color.

I'd also like to use yarn I already have . . . and I've got some brown, and some blue, and some navy acrylic that I might use for the man-hat--unless I go with the brown--and I've also got some NICE yarn, some alpaca left over from my green vest, and some random aqua tweedy stuff that I used for one of the wee hats, but I still have plenty to make a big hat . . . but omg, So Much Black.

Maybe I'll just go with the aqua tweedy stuff and see if I can bring them over to the land of rainbows. There are at least three people who would wear that color. Maybe as many as six. (My family is huge: we're talking about at least 20 women who will be in this swap.)

Anyway. Not that I really need anything else to knit right now, but the Pernicious Scarf is pretty much a stationary project, what with the enormous chart and all, and it's not good tv-watching material.

Omg, and I just wrote a manifesto. I tend to think better when I'm writing things out. Aiee! Sorry! Lemme go knit something!

1 comment:

Reckless Glue said...

lol. I am also a wearer of "filthy hats". And also, anything I own that says "dry clean only"...what that really says is "never clean".