Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Anyone Want A Green Hat? I Have Stash Aplenty

Ross is slowly coming along after his shoulder/bicep surgery.  He even managed to make his own oatmeal this morning.
I finished my The Rikke Hat yesterday.  Admittedly he was under the influence of his pain meds, but Ross did agree to model the hat so that I could take photos.

The hat is very soft and feels comfy on.  It felt a little big on me.  I turned up the brim and it fits more snuggly that way.

I started another one using Cascade 220 Heathers, color 9598 which is called Pyrite.  The stitches feel a little tighter with this yarn.  I think it will be a better fit for me.

I was going to make an afghan with this yarn, but ya know, now I’m not.   So since I have tons of this yarn in my stash,  I am going to make a scarf after I finish the hat.  
The hat is mind numbing to knit, which is just what I need somedays.   So if anyone wants a hat, let me know.   Oh, and I do have plenty of other colors. 

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today’s entry from Anna’s diary:
Wed. May 15, 1929
Today was official opening of the renovated M... [Anna’s last name] State Bank.  Took Junior, Elsie and Minnie down.  Served pastry, wine, cordials.  Many people came and many baskets of flowers received. 

[After doing a google search, I found a little blurb about the family.  Apparently, the bank was owned by Anna’s in-laws. I’m not sure of the founder’s relationship to Anna's husband.   The founder of the bank opened a clothing store in 1885.  He was trusted by his customers who would often deposit money with him for safe keeping.  The banking side of the business slowly grew and in 1925 he incorporated the M, State Bank.  Anna’s husband was a cashier in the bank in 1927.]


  1. Lovely color.  I'm sure you can find all kinds of things to make with your stash.   Let's hope that we have some warm weather so you don't really need the hat for a while.   But it's good to be ready :)

  2. You have absolutely no idea how Mendocino County that hat is.  I would strut my stuff proudly at the Farmers Market, here on the ridge, every Wednesday, wearing a classy hat like that.  Ross is a lucky guy!

  3. Great hat! And I love that green color on the second one. You can't go wrong with a green hat :-)

  4. I have already decided to make “February Lady Sweater” which is a free download on Ravelry.  It’s going to be a good challenge for me.  

  5. I’m serious about the offer. :)

  6. Thanks.  Even though it is fairly warm here now, I pranced around in my hat all day yesterday.