Tuesday, June 29, 2010
FO: blue milk flapper hat
Good things come in twos, in knitting anyway. I've made this hat before in a different yarn, and loved it so much I made it again, during completely inappropriate weather. Indeed, it is too hot to model this hat myself, so Bone Flap Man was forced to volunteer. He is called Bone Flap Man because he has a big bone flap.
It has always struck me as very odd that people who have had craniectomies (had a piece of skull cut out) are said to "have a bone flap," when in fact they are missing said bone flap. I suppose they do have a bone flap, in a freezer or sometime in their abdomens (seriously), whereas the rest of us don't have a bone flap at all--just bone, no flap. Anyway, semantics aside, BFM was happy to model a hat, since he is usually a brain model for his day job. In fact, I used to call him Mr. brain model, but he found that demeaning, because he is so much more. Like a hat model, and sometimes a book-end.
He is always serene, even wearing this roarin' flapper hat! The hat is made out of Ella Rae Latte, a blend of milk (!), alpaca, and microfiber. Two balls (164 yards of a bulky yarn), less a few feet, were used up. I love the slight sheen of this yarn, and the fact that it is made out of milk (!!). Unfortunately, however, it was very, very splitty, and tiny microfiber (or maybe milk) fibers broke off into my "throwing finger" and made little bumps under the skin. So I'd recommend this yarn for a small project only, like an awesome flapper hat! This is going in the drawer of "things ostensibly made as early holiday gifts, but which actually will keep for self"....
Boutique Knits, by Laura Irwin. I've made 3 patterns from this book (and one of them twice now), and all are fabulous.