Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wintery Mix.....

On a day like today, I would find it next to impossible to study all day, but since I hit the books at 8am instead of going to work, I decided to take an hour and wrap up a WIP. Crosby (my GSP)and I had already shoveled once, and warmed up the misses SUV for her 2 hour commute, we decided to go out and hunt up where the squirrels had been in the yard. Even the old dog loves a snow day, but with his short coat, he dosen't last more than 30 minutes before wanting in.


The hat, cost about 150 bucks.....Let me explain- when you figure it's leftovers from the Rowan Yorkshire tweed aran sweater that didn't fit, well, thats it really, and I am still bitter about it. But here it is anyhow:



I had a hard time taking a self Pic that included the crown, but the opposing braids sort of collapse on themselves leaving a neat 2x2 cable along the outer edge, seperated from the next set by 2 purled sts. I'll try to get a better pic later with some help. The plan today, since now we have freezing rain and sleet coming down on top of about 3" of snow, will be to stay indoors. when all is said and done, we're supposed to have 5-7" of crap on the ground. Hope fully, the college will close, but somehow I doubt it. class should be small tonight and an abundant amount of parking spaces.....Stay home, stroke your TI-84+ calculator, and remember that if you don't have 4WD and can't drive to begin with, just stay home..............

--Update--

Campus is CLO-SED!! time for total slackerdom to set in!

13 comments:

Camping Jason said...

Awesome hat man, sorry to hear about the sweater though. I agree with you on staying home to begin with, I can't tell you how many idiots we have on the roads out there that think they can drive however they want because they have a huge truck. I hate winter!

micah said...

I ran to work today in the cold. IT was nice.

nice hat! I'm jealous.

Mia said...

Hey Matty, we missed you! Oh what I wouldn't give for a snow day.. or something cancelled... or a winning lottery ticket...

your poor wifey, 2 hour commute... that's pure hell as far as I'm concerned. I bet she appreciates that warmed up car..

That's one of the things I miss about this being single crap..

Enjoy the slackin' today :)

sko_G knits said...

that hat looks great, and i love the color!! it was well worth the money, think of it as the price you paid for your labor.... does that even make sense?

knittingbrow said...

it is a great hat!
and that calculator scares me.

and you're lucky to have the day off.

please tell me wrote down this pattern. please. please?

Charles said...

Matt~

Hat looks cool!

I just want to say wishing you best Valentine's Day!

Love,
Charles

KnitXcorE said...

well, it's still a good hat.
even if the sweater didn't work.

i think i'm going to have every blogger i know send me a cooler of snow, so i can have a snowball fight.
apparently, it doesn't snow in jersey anymore.

Anonymous said...

I love your Hat! It was worth the money!
Beth M.

Jason said...

I love the braiding. Is this your own design? I hope the sweater is gifted and that person is loving it. :-)

Alterknit Universe said...

Great looking hat, sorry about the sweater. I'm in the process of trying one now...wish me luck!

Ken

Cat said...

I see no answer for KB about the pattern. Did you write it down? It looks fabbo. Hope you have another snow day today! The kids do! It is my scheduled day off, too, so I'm thinking the L will prolly close - just my luck.

De BerĂª said...

Very,very prety!
From BRASIL

kim said...

That really is a great hat, I totally feel ya on the $150 price tag. It's how I ended up with an $80 scarf. Damn those FOs that don't work!