Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Storm Watch Cap

Here in Iowa we've been having some pretty devastating weather lately. If you've been watching the news, you'd know that Parkersburg was hit hard by tornadoes only two days ago, wiping out pretty much all the buildings and filling the hospitals and nearby hotels with the injured and homeless. Governor Culver declared the counties hit 'disaster counties', and aid has been flowing in from all parts of the country.

While I don't live in Parkersburg, or really, anywhere that got damage, we were still on the edge of our seats the other night when the storms looked like they might be passing through. And during that time I was busy knitting a hat - this hat.

Made out of Malabrigo worsted in colorway solymar, this yarn was originally supposed to be a koolhaas. But after knitting about a fourth of the Koolhaas and realizing that the color changes were going to hide all that intricate cabling, I decided to try something else - a ribbed hat, that would show off any variegation. As I was knitting it up the other night, it certainly seemed appropriate to nickname the hat 'The Storm-Watch Cap', since even the patterning reminds me of the radar images they get for rainfall and thunderstorms. The pattern is fromStephanie Knits, and was remarkably easy. It has gorgeous decreases, but as I'm both grubby and alone here at the house, no pictures could be taken today. There will be a pair of handwarmers to match, and hopefully by then someone can take a decent picture of the back of my head.


  1. Love the hat ad hope you stay safe in all of that weather out there. We are only having thunderstorms today but nothing major.

    Have a wonderful week!


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