Three things

Three knitted things were lost in the move from one house to another. Three things I initially thought I wouldn’t use, and then used constantly.

Casualty #1: Roll-brim hat

This hat was an experiment with two-colour knitting using Rowan Cocoon, which is not the best for colour work, and a Greek key pattern I graphed out myself. It was supposed to be Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Very Warm Hat pattern, but two layers of Cocoon would have incinerated me. I loved this hat, even though the colour work wasn’t done well, the yarn is very soft and warm.

Status: Replaced

The replacement hat is so full of awesome I can’t wear it without grinning. I spun some Jacob roving into self-striping yarn, and made a Halfdome hat from it. It is all the more awesome because there was enough yarn for TWO hats, and Rox has the other one. She was with me when I got the roving in 2007 at the Maryland Sheep and Wool.

Casualty #2: Spiraluscious cowl

Made in two days flat over Christmas vacation in 2008 and worn a LOT. Shimmery merino/silk yarn in an awesome burnt orange colour, I fudged where you’re supposed to graft the edges of the border and did a three needle bind-off instead, but it still looked great.

Status: Replaced

There is enough in a skein of Opulence yarn from the Woolen Rabbit to make TWO Spiraluscious cowls. The difference is that I didn’t dodge the grafting on cowl #2, and it looks fantastic.

Casualty #3: Bow knot scarf

Made from a skein of Morehouse Merino 3-strand yarn back in 2005, this is probably the best little scarf I’ve ever met. It survived a moth attack one year and the wool didn’t even unravel, it just sat and patiently waited for me to fix it, which I did, and kept wearing it. I miss this one, it’s perfect for the gap between coat and neck.

Status: Replacement in progress

Same yarn, same pattern, different year. When you need something to take the edge off a lace weight project, Morehouse Merino is beyond fabulous. The yarn is soft and squishy, but it appears totally unplied and a bit uneven. It knits up into something windproof, warm, and cozy, and I’d blogged most of the pattern modifications from the original.

2009-10 Replacements for lost things

The first two should have surfaced once their replacements were completed but I still have no idea where they are. Perhaps they’re waiting for the bowknot scarf to reunite the triad.


  1. Yay for not being being constrained by manufacturers/retailers to only being able to get replacements in their new style that’s nothing like as good as the fabulous thing you bought from them two years ago! =:o>

    Hmmm… Maybe there’s something to this homemade lark after all.

    Here, have some cheerfulness:

    [TIPS HAT]

  2. Well, you know, as soon as you COMPLETELY forget about them they’ll probably turn up. I gave up a long time ago on willfully not looking for things so that I could find them….

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