knitnana: 100% of the Senate - Almost 50% of Congress!

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

100% of the Senate - Almost 50% of Congress!

*title edited for accuracy*
That's right. That's how many hats have been created or are in process in the Warm Hats Not Hot Heads campaign! We're shifting focus to include anyone (including those pundits you wish would develop the civility to report facts instead of opinion, usually at the top of their vocal range). Today was another of those days where I felt rather lousy (rain and sort of chilly, but also tummy distress courtesy of the antibiotics, I suspect), so I ended up spending a lot of the day with needles in hand listening to the Metropolitan Opera on Public Radio. I finished Representative Morgan Griffiths (R) VA hat and it was on a wish and a prayer that I did so. Here's the yarn I had left:

This is more of the Wool-Ease from my first lace shawl, the same yarn I made Senator Webb's hat from so if this looks familiar, that's why:

I am happy to report that The Meezer was also fascinated by a woman's head (Karen's) being down on the floor, but she seemed to have more interest in providing affection than her little brother was. She rubbed Karen's nose (almost knocking her over) where The Tonk swatted her nose...

The difference between girl and boy kitties?

Anyway, I had time and the inclination to put Representative Robert Hurt's hat on the needles, and got all the way to the point of decreasing. This is a variation of Jared's Turn A Square pattern. I made all the stripes in the body of the hat and will just have black on the crown. And I'm so impressed that this yarn is Vanna's Choice - I'm just amazed at the stitch definition! Isn't it lovely?

Once that's finished, I'm thinking of getting going on the last hat I'll do for a bit, the one for Representative Lowey of New York. Still thinking of the pattern, but I'm narrowing it down.

And now that it's past midnight, I'll publish this and head off to dreamland.


Anonymous AlisonH said...

Very cool. Well done! (And wow on just making it on that yarn length!)

12:53 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Turn a Square is such a versatile pattern. It looks great in so many yarns, and your stripe pattern is great with it. But I must admit to being most partial to your blue hats. They are so sleek.

BTW, we are at ALMOST 50% of the entire Congress. Quite a lot less than that of the House, because much of that nearly 50% is Senatorial. Still a very wonderful achievement, though!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray for Warm Hats!! And hooray for you for doing so much to get that total up!! :) I'm sorry to hear that you're still hurting - that's not a fun way to spend the weekend. And I'm sorry I'm so behind on blog reading - that Sunday driving up and down the state really put me behind!!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great stripes on the hat.
Hope you are feeling better!

9:13 PM  

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