road tripping

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somehow tom (unintentionally) saved up all of his vacation time for the fall and we’ve pretty much taken full advantage. we’ve mostly gone places we can simply drive to and got to step out of our every day lives for a week at a time. one of our trips was a drive up to ithaca since we missed the town and hadn’t been there in years. I used the car ride as an excuse to test knit for kirsten.

miller's hat

pattern: miller’s hat
yarn: louet riverstone worsted, charcoal, 1 hank and smidgen
needles: 4.5mm and 5mm circs
date started: 10.10.09
date finished: 10.26.09

miller's hat

it was smart of me to start it on the way up, because knitting on the cayuga wine trail was, shall we say, dangerous. I followed the pattern exactly and loved every minute of it. I don’t know if the herringbone or the cables was my favorite section. the only snag I had was running out of yarn as I reached the decreases. you need just a little more than one hank of the riverstone to complete the hat and the garter stitch edging.
when I took these photos I hadn’t blocked the hat yet. I think I was too excited to be done and basically wove in the ends and wore it. it’s taking a nice warm bath now, which I hope helps the slouch department. I really want the back to relax and slouch a little more without me having to mess with it too much.

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  • Lisa November 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    You look so cute in that hat!

  • CraftyCripple November 17, 2009 at 5:03 am

    What a great hat, it really suits you. I saw the pattern on Through the Loops and wasn’t sure, but after seeing you wear it, I may have changed my mind.

  • Diana November 17, 2009 at 9:54 am

    its cute! love the color.

  • Seanna Lea November 17, 2009 at 10:10 am

    That hat looks really cute on you and suits your face well.

  • mai November 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

    i LOVE that hat! and how is it that you look gorgeous in every single photo you take? bitch 😉

  • Lilah November 17, 2009 at 11:55 am

    i like the stitch you used for the band of the hat

  • Stephanie November 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Very cute!

  • Teyani December 4, 2009 at 1:37 am

    it’s yummy
    and oh how my heart beat a bit faster to hear that you were in my old stompin’ grounds! Ithaca! Wells College ! Cayuga! Syracuse ! Hammondsport ! Elmira !
    (oh how I love upstate NY!!!)