Sandy’s Tam

I finished Sandy’s tam in plenty of time to deliver it to her. She seemed very pleased by it, running off several times to try it on in front of a mirror. She says that she never wears hats, but plans to wear this one. ┬áThat makes me happy.

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Sandy is our neighbor back in the North Quabbin area of Massachusetts.

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She has been a tremendous help to us… giving us a place to stay last spring and this fall. I don’t think she realizes how incredibly grateful we are. I’m going to make a scarf for her that matches the tam.

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I probably will try making her a pair of mittens, too, though fingerless gloves might be more practical… she takes care of disabled kids and is constantly putting them into the car, so she needs her dexterity.

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Sandy, if you ever read this, let me just say again THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for us. You are the BEST.

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Ribbed Halfdome done!

I had a bunch of time on Saturday while being the “designated driver” for our house at the Lace Guild meeting, and finished up my Halfdome variant. This is the basic Halfdome hat from Knitty, done in-the-round based on Puddock’s instructions. I made it after finishing the Halfdome for a friend of mine at work. I didn’t care for the rolled brim, so I put two inches of ribbing on my version. I’m not 100% happy with it, but it will make a good cool-weather hat, I think, for the late fall or early spring when a really warm watch cap isn’t really needed. I may rip out a couple of rows and fix the pointy bit right at the top, if I get the energy.

Ribbed Halfdome hat
Ribbed Halfdome hat.

Ribbed Halfdome hat, top view

Ribbed Halfdome hat from the top.