Monday, August 04, 2008

will knit for books

Wait - that's a little bit misleading. I mean that I will knit for the sake of books, not that I will knit for books as payment., I'd probably do that too. I'm a sucker for books. And knitting.

This "Canadian, eh?" hat is destined as a prize for the 2008/2009 Canadian Reading Challenge. I went all-out Canadian; clearly the colours are homegrown, and I think the stripes feel very "hockey", but I also knit it with Mission Falls 1824 Merino Superwash, a nice soft wool that is made right here in Canada. And I knit it entirely on vacation, at a cottage, and photographed it near a barn. So really, with the exception of not including a maple leaf, I think the Canadian angle is covered.

Size-wise, it works well on children and adults alike, it justs changes the style a bit depending on who wears it. Sadie would be my pick - I am biased of course, but I think she looks terribly cute in it. Well, Jay does too. Basically, I quite like the hat, and hopefully the prize winner will as well. At the very least I can promise it will keep the winner's noggin' toasty warm, in a truly Canadian way.


Tracy said... [Reply to comment]

i love it!

John Mutford said... [Reply to comment]

Fantastic. I absolutely love it- the stripes and colours are just perfect. Yes, I'd love a photo of the touque to put on my blog as well. I could just post the same pictures, but I'm assuming you don't want Sadie or Jay's faces posted over on my blog (cute as they are). Again, it's great!

petite gourmand said... [Reply to comment]

Love the hats eh.
I must say Jay looks a little like big daddy or maybe a distant cousin?..
great photos!

Kathleen Molloy said... [Reply to comment]

I'm green. My daughter asked me to knit a srawberry shaped hat for her so a girl friend got me startd on circular needles. I was proud of my first 20 rows and then somehow I managed to invert the needles. It was still a perfect circle so I kept at it. And when it was time to cast off I discovered that the strawberry shaped hat was a delightful number 8, perfect for Lori Lansens' The Girls but no use for my single-headed kid. So in the event that I'm the lucky CanLit love who wins your Canadian block heater you can bet that my daughter will treasure it! It's gorgeous.

Kathleen Molloy, author - Dining with Death

Barbara Bruederlin said... [Reply to comment]

Your Canadian touques are fabulous. I think you have captured the retro hockey feel perfectly with the striping. I can see why John Mutford wants one for himself.