Friday, July 06, 2007

Finished Object: Katherine (Sal Crochet Cap)


Pattern: Sal from Rowan 31, one size
Yarn: Rowan 4 ply Cotton, color 120 Orchid, less than 1 ball
KatScout.JPGHook: 3.75 mm (US size F)
Peter’s Comment: I don’t think that’s going to keep your head warm.

My Comments: I think it’s a cute cap, but I’m not sure it’s cute on me. Sort of hippie chick. But as Drew says, it will be good for bad hair days.

I tried very hard to get a good close-up photo of the cap on my head, but it was not working. All photos were either poorly framed or out of focus. So I had to find a better model. First, Scout was recruited. But despite her best efforts, she couldn’t pull it off. The hat was simply too big for her. Plus, she put it on inside out. Silly cat can’t dress herself properly.

So I had to construct “fake Laura head” out of a tripod, an inverted bowl, and one of Peter’s black running shirts (don’t worry, it was clean).


I actually finished this cap more than a week ago, but didn’t get around to blogging about it because of an insane work schedule. Though, it turned out to be a good thing that I didn’t blog earlier. I think the hippie-chick hat may have prevented me from earning a . . .

Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award

Whoo Hoo! Rockin’ Valley Girl Agnes nominated me because I’m a scientist knitter. Who knew that geekiness could turn into Rockin’-ness?


Now it’s my turn to nominate five more bloggers for a Rockin’ Girl Bloggers award!

How could I not nominate Rockin’ Rachel? She’s my sweater twin, my Best Blog Friend (according to her), and the co-founder of the Apathetic Sock Knitters Club.

Then Superhero Sarah gets the tap. Sarah is a mild-mannered archeologist by day and Microfarmer Sarah by night (and weekends). She has 5 cats, 2 dogs, 1 llama, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 6 SHEEP! She’s going to adopt me so that I can live on her farm.

Next up is Über-creative Elizabeth. I love Elizabeth’s blog because she allows us to peek into the mind of a knitwear designer. And she’s a great nature photographer—but watch out for the bug photos if you’re easily creeped out like I am.

Of course Biker Debby is rockin’. After all, she has a PINK bike. Debby is also co-hosting this year’s Tour de France KAL in the most fun way. Compete for jerseys! Learn about the Tour!

Last but not least is Mad Scientist Jeanne. Jeanne has been conducting experiments in her kitchen as she dyes with natural dyestuff. And she does math during these experiments! What could be more rockin’?


Cheesy Knit Wit said...

I love the picture of the cap on your cat. That is priceless!

Theresa said...

Laura is so cute! Scout is so cute! Hat is SO cute!!

grumperina said...

I don't know what you're talking about: Scout rocks that hat!

Karen said...

Sarah and Elizabeth are definitely rockin' chicks!

The hat is very cute!!

Agnes said...

Mmm ... true, the cap is good for bad hair day ... but at the same time, I feel that wearing it on a non-bad hair day would create bad hair! hahaha ...

Batty said...


Jennifer said...

I think it's cute! Plus, it's very fetching on Scout.

Kathy said...

Stop being so cute.

Dang it.

knitseashore said...

I think your hat looks great with your new haircut. And I was relieved to see the Scout photo, because I would have been so disappointed if she hadn't modeled it. It looks so adorable on her -- maybe you could adjust the pattern for a mini hat, with an opening placed just so for the ears??

You are kind to nominate me...thank you.

Elizabeth said...

Great hat!

And thanks for the honor! (Do I have to do anything? Get a tiara? Knit a lamé sash? Prepare my acceptance speech?)

Mintyfresh said...

I just have to say again how much I adore your haircut. It's SO CUTE.

Jeanne said...

You already know that I think it complements your haircut!

Thanks for the nomination:-) I know some pretty rockin' girl bloggers I will pass the torch!

kmkat said...

I fear Scout is plotting revenge. Beware.

Rachel said...

I'd be so honored if I weren't furious at your comment about how I'm your best blog friend...according to ME! I don't know why you feel the need to hide your true feelings for me from the world. You love me and you know it.

I'm not sure your hat is right for a bad hair day. An awful lot of hair is still showing. Although the hat is so darling that perhaps it would distract people from the hair, even if it is not hiding it.

Meredith said...

Cute hat! It does seem like it would be hard to pull off, but I think it works for you (and Scout!)

Octopus Knits said...

I think Scout looks awesome! (of course, I do have strange taste in cat headwear)