Thursday, December 13, 2007

Three things

No. 1: Has everyone seen these? Knitting stamps! I bought them the other day, and I didn't even realize they were knitted until I got them home. They're not just images made to look like knitting- they're pictures of items knitted especially for the stamps! Too cool for school, USPS. (Image copyright USPS, 2007.)




No. 2: My soon-to-be-finished Best Hat Ever! Squishy and delicious with earflaps and tassels! It's Classic Elite Alaska, knit on huge circular needles. The first two skeins got me this far, and I had to order a third to finish it up. I sped through this, all in about an hour. With a high of 26 degrees today, I certainly wish this hat was complete.

And, No. 3: Mike was on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday! The theme was maps, and we love maps. One wall in our bedroom is actually covered in maps. Our friend, who he talked about, also loves maps. Last year, there were a whole bunch of us (maybe ten, total?) who moved to the San Francisco bay area. Five of these friends lived together and when anyone came over, we'd draw a map of "our" San Francisco. Each map was unique to each person's experience of the city. Then, our friends hung the maps up on their wall. It made for some really cool decorations.

3 comments:

jenne & george said...

1) I love that the picture has both the hat and maps. If only there were some nonchalant letters on the table...

2) That really is the best hat ever. Ear flaps are key. One day I hope to find a pattern for a really nice balaclava which will solve 90% of my cold-face problems.

Sarah said...

that hat looks awesome! is it easy to make? meaning, could an ambitious beginner do it?

Melissa said...

hey! I'm that friend! yay! I love maps! And I loooove that hat. I have one that looks similar out of malabrigo aquarella, I had been wearing it for a year, and just added earflaps last month and I am so happy that I did!! they are the greatest!