Christmas hat

This December, I began a most welcome break from the chaos and tests and studying and general ickiness of school. Since I’ve been in school part-time and working full-time, it has become a trend in December to use up my remaining vacation and take a good long break from work after classes end. But when school and work are in full-session, it’s inevitable that my urges to sew/knit/crochet/etc. grow to unreasonable levels, which makes it all that more grueling to come home from work each day and force myself to sit in front of the computer instead. So when my December break rolls around, and I finally see friends, venture out of my cave, and reunite with the living world, I want nothing more than to put all my stored up craft energy and plans into action.

Malabrigo Hat

Here was one of the first things I created during my time off, which ended up as a Christmas present for my lovely father-in-law, who lives in Maine where it’s winter for about 8 months of the year. I made it with Malabrigo worsted weight yarn in olive, and is lined with a lovely brown fleece to keep the ears warm! Just a simple hat, but he kindly calls it his “in-town” hat.

The book it’s resting on is The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. I’d recommend it wholeheartedly. Pollan explores various aspects of the food chain in a really compelling way, shedding light on the organic movement, discussing the source of our meats and vegetables, and conducts all sorts of interesting interviews with farmers involved in the production of food. Anyway, that book accompanied the hat up to Maine and is now in good hands with a budding organic gardener!

Posted by robyn on January 12th, 2008 under crafts

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