Tuesday, October 8, 2013

striped rosa

In high school and college I did some of my best work late at night before tests and papers were due. I'd stay up till the wee hours studying and writing, and then I'd crawl into bed a couple hours before dawn for a nap before heading to class. Now I feel like I can barely string a sentence together after dinner. I'm much more of a morning person now and would rather wake up early to get things done than stay up late. However, I'm stretched thin this week because we've had late nights and early mornings, which has made the days feel like they go on forever. Not to mention we've gone through our 3-day supply of cloth diapers in 2 days!

All this to say, I'm not sure I can write a coherent post about this hat I made for my sister, but I'm going to try because it feels mighty nice to be sitting here typing away about knitting instead of standing at the changing table.

So yes, the hat. It's a Striped Rosa. I picked the pattern and my sister chose the color combination. I'm glad I already told her about it because otherwise I'd be tempted to keep it for myself. I may have worn it around the house once, just to make sure it was a good hat (it is!), but now it's safely packed away in my cedar chest until Christmastime. This is the third year in a row I've made my sister a Christmas present from this yarn (she previously received a bow headband and mitts). Somehow the yarn seemed to multiply every time I looked away, but this is really the last of it.

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I finished this Striped Rosa hat as part of My Sister's Knitter's KAL/CAL. Up next is a Fall KAL/CAL. I've already cast on a few things. Are you joining in? 


  1. Awesome hat! Spot on on the colors and work. Sorry you're stretched thin right now. Sleep deprivation is hard on a body. I can't stay up late anymore because I can't sleep in. The latest I can go to bed is 10.

  2. Oh, poor you ~ early mornings and late nights are no fun. Hope you get a few winks during the afternoon naps of your wee one. What a lovely hat ... great color combination and design. You've got a lucky sister!

  3. I have always been an early morning person, I love the mornings! Sleep deprivation is not good and I hope you are able to catch up on :) The hat is great, I love the color combo.

  4. Lucky sister. It looks beautiful.
    I wish I was more of a morning person. I try to be, even if my schedule doesn't require it. But somehow, my hours always shift to later.
    Hope you get a chance to sleep in soon and get caught up!

  5. A remarkably lucid post considering the circumstances, and you have finished knitting! i have cast on something for andy's new KAL but haven't posted yet...a Shetland triangle shawl in flame coloured handspun.

  6. Such a sweet hat! I love the cables and the stripes. Lucky sister!

    I would have loved to join de Andi's Fall KAL but I'm knitting baby things these days and they are more pastel than fall! ;-)

  7. pink & gray (and cables!) are my favorite combo. hope you're getting enough sleep ...


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