The knitting of hats make me feel a little better, more comfortable and at peace with myself. The knitting of hats really is so insignificant compared to what's going on in the lives of seriously ill patients and their family but I knit on. My sil came back and told me that she saw a box of hats at the hospital for the patients to use and she'll investigate. I think the hospital may take the hats I'm knitting.
Here I've got the stripey beanie modeled by CY.
And the Chunky Cabled Beanie modeled by JY, knit out of the same GGH Davos as the niece's Plain Blue Scarf. Sil likes this and I've given it to nephew, another hat to help him through chemo. So there'll be a few more hats in the near future for the hospital. One of them might be the Flapper Hat.
YFC '07 started last Monday, the 15th and below is the chemo cap, Shedir, that will go to the States. I'm making it in the original yarn called for, Rowan Calmer. Somehow, the pattern and I are not clicking. Not only are my cables are not looking good, I have to stare at the pattern, like for 2 minutes, before I know what I'm suppose to do, yet I still made a mistake (located where the star is) which I didn't realise until looking at the photo.
I think stocking stitch knitting or easy patterns are more suited for me these days. And I diverted my attention to the Striped Beret from Lousia Harding's Gathering Roses Accessories book of last year. This is a request from my other sil to make her friend a hat as they're going to China together early February, long story. Of course I obliged happily, I've been wanting to make this for a while.
And I bought another Japanese pattern book for small items, an old (like 2005 or 2006) one actually. There are some really groovy patterns (how about knitted boots?). Will show next time when I have the chance to take photos in proper light.