It’s finished – the little project I started awhile ago.
I was inspired to start this project when I read this post of Amanda’s. When I met Fatty (13 years ago!) I knit him a ski hat. It was black with a
green and red blue and purple fair isle pattern, knit in the round (it was so long ago, I can barely remember!). We were living in Telluride. Fatty had a real job as general contractor and I was a ski bum who waited tables and worked in the sports store. Oh, I had just graduated from college and I was poor – so poor that I think he probably even bought the yarn for me! He’s that kind of guy. When I read about Amanda knitter her hubby a hat every year, I thought that it was about time for a new hand knit for my man. I referred to the Knitty pattern that Amanda used for the raglan decreases and I used the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran that it called for – it is so soft! And it was easy – done on straight needles and sewn up with a mattress stitch.
As I was nearing the end of my decreases, I started laughing out loud. Fatty asked what was so funny. I said, "I don’t know why I am knitting you a ski hat – you wear a helmet!" So now I guess it’s an après ski hat. Either way, he’ll be looking good!