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Friday, January 6, 2005



Temperature: 28
Wind chill: 18
Wind: North 13 mph
Dewpoint: 16
Humidity: 61%

Since yesterday's PomPom seemed lonely and (thanks to) Meg and her mighty spinning spin spin, I now have Fine Hat #2, which is a tribute to, drumroll please: SPIDERMAN!

Fighting the elements in the climatic cul-de-sac which is the Great Lakes Region requires tough love, tough style. Super Cold Needs Super Heroes!

ANd we got 'em...

I found this weird little bi-color slip-stitch pattern adorning the crown of this hat in my Mom's Mon Tricot pattern book. I am too butt-lazy to do intarsia EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and might be saving myself for some fair isle down the line, but I needed some ColorWOrk. So I used Meg's russet tweed hand-spun for the ribbing and contrast and some navy Black Water Abbey left over from the Watson sweater. The handspun has little flecks of blue the same color as the BWA and they seem to sing a simple toon. (The picture doesn't show it very well, but the top is spidey web stripes...)

Mon Tricot: This little dog-eared paperback wonder is my favorite reference book - wonder if she's noticed it's taken a hike across State Lines. Wonder if I'll notice when parts of my library jump ship and take up residence elsewhere - oops already happening - an inherent byproduct of Object Gluttony - it walks, you don't care/notice, might say *Thanks* to the pilferers for helping you clean house. I seem to be the one (one per generation I kid you not) in the family who's inherited the PackRat DNA. Lots of Books. Yarn. Shoes. Magazines.

My sister started knitting around Thanksgiving (YAY!) so I'm praying the DNA (at least the strand for Ginourmous Stash Piles Everywhere she's a goner in the book department no turning back) migrates back to Michigan whence it started 5 generations ago when the family first set foot in the Land-of-Plenty...

In the meantime, it's all bets OFF! I'm makin' more hats...

Thanks so much for the Wonderful Yarn (and resulting fun) Meg!

JenLa is having an Avatar FUGin...

Here's mine...


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