This pattern is from the Patons book 717 Cool Weather accessories for Shetland Ragg yarn. This time around, I used a chunkier yarn (to match my coat) that actually has wool in it which I much prefer but had a fun time converting the pattern too... I believe I knit this bad boy three times before succeeding. I will rewrite this pattern in my own words because it confuses me unnecessarily. I get many happy comments about this hat when I am out and about with it on my head...I think it would make a good gift for some friends and perhaps my teenager would wear one???
In other knitting related news...last night was knit Night. The lady with the chemical allergies had another reaction and had to leave early and this time she singled me out as the reason she was feeling sick. Geez Louise she has it out for me. Can I really be the only person in Chapters and Starbucks oozing chemicals? The truth is, I took great pains to have a hot shower before the meeting. I don't wear any makeup or ever use lotions. I did not wear my parfum. I did not wear deodorant. The lady sitting next the allergic one admitted after she left that she was in fact wearing parfum and deodorant last night... So why should I take the blame? My husband tried to console me last night but I am still obsessing. It is not funny to be allergic to chemicals. I realize the danger of it and I would never purposely set out to hurt someone. I also understand her frustration in having to leave the group early because she must love it too and naturally she would point a finger on her way out. What is the proper etiquette? I have no idea. If I never go back I will never know if she keeps reacting or not. Maybe she doesn't realize there are chemicals in store bought yarn too. Frankly, I am disappointed that the winds have been sucked out of my sails. Boohiss. Just when I thought things were looking up.