the hat for dah? coming along nicely. i knit and knit and got sick of it and haven't knit in two nights, but that's ok 'cause there are christmas decorations to toss about.
dah is a middle aged republican who is starting his own business in the financial industry. there's a lot more to him than that, of course. but, when i pictured a hat for him i had in mind a close fitting, simple silhouette, similar to a seaman's style. when i asked him about it he said, "blah blah, the hats they wear at winter carnival, blah blah." within a few hours he directed my attention toward this
. that's right, the hat that tops the big mascot snowman. i am so clueless.
at least he disillusioned me of my color prejudice on his behalf "no charcoal grey." red and purple were mentioned. so i went over to sit n' knit
and picked out a pretty dark eggplant and a kind of sage accent color in rowan's cashsoft
, i believe it's dk. real. soft. yarn. oh yeah, and a pattern with combinable tops and cuffs that yields nine different styles by the time you've mixed and matched them all.
so, i come home and before i can utter the words "do you like the round top or the square top?" he points and says, "that one." it's the pointy stocking style. then i showed him the colors, he was ok with them, but i jokingly added something about orange and black. i mentioned them because he always went for the boat with the orange and black sails when we sailed together at mystic seaport
, that was seasons and seasons ago. anyway, he brightened at this and said i should try to find those colors.
i was very conflicted in the shop. i kept picking the balls up and putting them back. i tried to tone down, putting the charcoal grey with the orange, but i now knew better. it was like i had to talk my own hands and feet into holding the yarn and walking it to the register for me to actually buy the combo in question. but i did it.
to end a long story. it is a black and orange . . . bold striped . . . stocking cap, to be finished of with a . . . pompom.
did i tell you? my man is sssexy.