knitnana: It's All About the Hats! Or...Knitnana Becomes a Hooker!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's All About the Hats! Or...Knitnana Becomes a Hooker!

(Oh I can't wait to see what results I get from Google and Facebook with that title!)

Tonight I took my first official crochet class. I'd been self-taught (as I am with most crafts). And apparently I hadn't done a rotten job, because when I was asked if I wanted to make the beginner crochet scarf or the intermediate crochet hat, I jumped at the hat...This is the hat:

It's perched so jauntily on our delightful instructor, Leslie's, head.

Leslie wrote the pattern. The hat on her head is the one she made. It's adorable and makes me smile. Leslie is a crackerjack teacher (and a middle school teacher by day, so she has great experience!). I will take more classes with Leslie. :)

And this is my crochet hat (such as it is...)

I frogged (is it called that in crochet?) several times and re-hooked (heh) to get to this point. I promise to share the finished product, tho' no doubt I will have Karen model for me, as it's hard to take a photo of one's own self...

That's Karen up there, wearing my Red Hat's hat. That's the flower my sis-in-law made me for Christmas. I decided you needed a close-up of it once I got it attached. Isn't it cool?

This is a long weekend for me. I have MLK day off, and because of that and the upcoming cat show, I took tomorrow off, too. And then of course, it's also W-2 season, so there's the vet's books and payroll reporting...

And there's a plumber coming because the City tells me I have an exceptionally high bill ("did you have guests over the holidays?" "Um, no, not 7000 gallons worth of guests"). So far, I can tell you there's no Kool Aid getting into the two toilets, which I think is half the battle...He'll be here bright and early tomorrow so no sleeping in.

Which is too bad. I'm better, but I'm not 100% yet. I could use a late entry to morning.


Anonymous twinsetellen said...

So sorry to hear you've been under the weather, but glad to hear you are pulling yourself up by hook or by crook. :-)

Your hat is looking like a great start, and thank you for the close up on the flower - it is gorgeous!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Congrats on your crochet class. Can't wait to see the finished hat!

9:10 AM  

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