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Home > general rambling > What’s next — matching jogging suits?

What’s next — matching jogging suits?

January 12th, 2010

I’ve been on a knitting kick lately, which began in December. I had numerous balls of blue yarn — I seem to remember someone giving it to me way back when I was on a similar kick years ago. I pulled it out over the holidays and started going to town. The extent of my knitting prowess till know has been: rectangles! So till recently, I’ve only ever made scarves. I started with a scarf. Then I tried a hat.

On Christmas day, I was getting close to finishing up the hat while at a family ‘do, and my Dad asked if I thought the hat would fit him. Still unfinished and on the needles, he tried it on and liked it, so I asked him if he wanted it. He did. In fact, he jumped up and grabbed one of the balls of the blue stuff, and with the help of my crafty Aunt, he made a pom-pom. I closed off the top of the hat, added the pom-pom, and when another relative asked him about the hat, he said very proudly “Emily and I made this together.” [If you knew my Dad, you'd know how cute this is.]

After this, I started a new toque for me. The photo above is my Dad and me, wearing our matching hats (and my scarf that started things off). My hat is more of a slouchy design… but the more I look at my Dad’s, the more tempted I am to stick a damn pom-pom at the end of it!

Whattaya think?

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  1. January 12th, 2010 at 19:08 | #1

    Sweet picture!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  2. Steve Moons
    January 12th, 2010 at 20:15 | #2

    You’re awesome. You’re Dad’s awesome. Love the pom-pom, you should definitely get Bob to make one for your toque.

  3. Jen
    January 12th, 2010 at 22:22 | #3

    Go with the pom pom.

    Did I ever tell you the story of my Arkansas cousin who called a toque “a toboggan”? When I asked him why he had a toque in his car, he said “what? you mean this toboggan?” while holding up a toque. They don’t get much snow or have much need for toques, or toboggans for that matter, in Arkansas ;)

  4. January 13th, 2010 at 09:45 | #4

    Definately a pom and definately..your dad will have to make it ;)Love this post … is there any limit to what you cannot do?! p.s. thank you for doing my …the logo..looks awesome…can’t wait to get it up on the site…have a great day!

  5. Anjali
    January 13th, 2010 at 13:26 | #5

    Too cute! Casting another vote for the swanky pom.

  6. Sue
    January 13th, 2010 at 13:47 | #6

    Em, that is awesome. After about a year, I too picked up my knitting needles last month. I am working on my first scarf (a lovely orange one) and with Amber’s help (my knitting guru), I plan on doing a simple baby hat next. Keep up the good work!

  7. January 13th, 2010 at 22:07 | #7

    I LOVE this photo! And I say, Pom away!! :D

  8. San Smith
    January 13th, 2010 at 23:55 | #8

    Cuuute – I vote for poms!

  9. January 18th, 2010 at 22:04 | #9

    oh! I’m jealous.

  10. Jaime
    January 19th, 2010 at 12:40 | #10

    I guess I’m alone…but I like the slouch look!! It’s mostly hidden in your pic, but I love it anyway! You’re uber talented!! xox

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