Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hat Crazy



I do not learn things from books. I never have been able to pick up a book of technical or non-technical instructions and learn a skill (for the most part). My theory on this was confirmed when I purchased Debbie Stoller's "Stitch and Bitch". (The names of her books are awesome!) I wanted to learn to knit and I hear great things about the book. I pick up the book, my knitting needles and get started. The blank look appears on my face. Why would I waste my money like this? I had also purchased her crochet book, "The Happy Hooker", so I am really questioning what I was thinking. I was about to see if I still had my receipts, when I decided to give this one a shot. How is this possible? I am learning to do something from a book? Am I sure that it isn't just osmosis from sleeping near it? My math teacher always told us that wouldn't work. So after easily making my way through all of the stitch examples, I was crocheting!! From a book no less. My first project was a hat. I posted my son in the hat on the family blog and had a lot of people ask for hats. So I went a little overboard with the hats. I made 7 hats in 3 months (as well as coordinating scarves). You may not think this is all that odd, but I live in Phoenix. During the time of my hat insanity, the temperatures were over 100 degrees outside. Perhaps it was my way of tricking my brain into thinking it was cool out. I am pretty sure that I just really liked making the hats...







6 comments:

SnoopMurph said...

That is the only book I have learned from either. My mother-in-law taught me prior.

As I said, it is below 100 degrees in Phoenix and the Phoenicians are digging out winter apparel as we speak. So those hats will come in very handy.

The kids look extra cute.

hightechsurvivor said...

It's chilly here in Asheville. Where's my hat???

Aunt Kathie said...

Nice hats. I like the purple one (is that mine?) and the multi-colored one. I'm impressed. I don't learn well from books either. Hmm.

Your models are all very cute.

As Diana said, it's getting chilly here in the east, though I've still got my windows open today. Had the heat on two weeks ago but it's back off, which is nice.

But I ramble.

I Love You,
Aunt Kathie

MightyMan said...

I love the picture of the boys ;-) haha .. so in attitude ;-) so cute. but I love your hats

MightyMan said...

sorry Linda, that was me.

MightyMan said...

Eowyn