Monday, December 28, 2009

Masculine Knitting

Here is the beginning of my husband's first fancy hat-- in other words, the first one involving techniques more advanced than ribbing. There was some debate at the yarn store over whether or not he would wear it, or if it is too feminine. When I asked him the same, he said he thought a man whose masculinity is threatened by a few cables is a sorry man indeed. Onward, cables! (Hey, if cables are good enough for burly men in kilts, they are good enough for us.) It is called the Ascutney Mountain Hat and is knit in Green Mountain Spinnery's Mountain Mohair. I chose the yarn for three reasons: it's lovely, it's local (or close enough) and it was on sale! Actually, it's still on sale at the Woolery, but I did take the last two skeins in this color.

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