birthday knitting


If you heard an anguished scream and the sound of breaking glass sometime last week, that was me... the scream and then me slamming myself headfirst into my computer.  It's been a bad week.  The weekend proved perfect for jammies, though, and I swear I didn't get out of them until noon on Sunday.  I did nothing but read, watch football (Go Chargers!), eat football food and knit.  Neel's birthday is coming up this week, and I want to get a quick hat knitted up for his chilly pate. 

I love this row of hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  One of my less appealing traits is how I love abundance, and it would please me very much to have a row of hats like this to choose from every morning.  This won't work for several reasons.  First of all, it just doesn't get that cold here.  And as much as I love hats, hair with bangs and hats don't really agree, so I'd wear them more on snowy days and we really don't have those here either.  Neel, however, does not have the hat-head problem.  So onward with a hat for Neel.  He wants ear-flaps, but I'm not sure that ear-flaps jive with the more sophisticated colors we're using here (black with some hints of deep red), so maybe two hats will be necessary.  Really aren't two hats necessary?