Friday, December 21, 2007

What was I thinking?

Last week I decided to make Koolhaas as a Christmas gift. (There's nothing like leaving it to the last minute, right? ;)

I nipped over to a local yarn store to pick up what some Malabrigo and the pattern. I was chatting with the ladies there whilst I was purchasing my goodies and proclaimed how I was going to knit the hat that evening! (You see I was thinking it's a hat, it's little, how much work can it be - a couple of hours maybe?) They wished me luck and off I went on my merry way.

"That evening". How wrong was I! Here I am 5 days later and it's just now finished:

You see what I didn't realise is that all those little criss crosses are done with a cable needle. Yuck! I'm not a big fan of fiddly cable knitting. (I made a sweater for Joe a couple of years ago that is covered in cables and promised myself I wouldn't try that again anytime soon).

And guess what... my mother in law has seen me working on this and decided that this is the hat she wants. That it's beautiful! So a second one is now on the needles.

Anyway, back to the Camo Koolhaas... I tried to get a couple of good shots of someone wearing it. The best I could do was to call in one of my fave models. As you can tell, he isn't best impressed! Poor Buster ;) (His expression is hilarious!)

I was hoping he'd pull off something like this:

Don't you just love it? It's a Christmas card off my Mum and Dad.

And on the topic of cool cards. I received this one off my Grandma. It reminded me of the owls I've seen in blogland.

I've really got to learn how to sew... I'd love to make one of these in the cheery chocolate and cherry color scheme; like the robins on this card.


Bea said...

You do have to learn to sew. Those owls are such fun!

I think your hat looks fabulous.

Corwink said...

Poor Buster!!! His expression says it all. I laughed so hard when I saw that picture I started choking.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the hat and the color is stunning! :) You are such a sweet daughter in law to make another!

Buster's expression is halarious!! :)

Terri Lynn said...

Hilarious! Cute stuff! I love sewing! I teach sewing!