The title of this entry is Hats Off to a New Refrigerator, because the new refrigerator is not the most exciting new thing in our house, at least to me. My new hand-knit hat is!
If this hat looks vaguely familiar it is because it is a replica of the hats that Team USA wore in the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics. While watching that ceremony, I thought the hats were fun and cute. On Saturday morning I looked on Ravelry (a knitting community website) and sure enough a woman had charted out the pattern for this hat and it was a free pattern. So off I went to one of my local yarn stores and bought some red, white and blue yarn. I cast on in the mid-afternoon and completed the hat (tassels and all) on Monday night! The pattern included a couple of new techniques for me so it was a good mental challenge. I love the hat and will wear it proudly.
This afternoon Sally and I went to the Memorial Art Gallery to see the Kimono exhibit and it was interesting and beautiful. There were about 100 kimonos on display, and each one was a piece of art in its own right. Kimonos for men, women and children were featured and we enjoyed reading about each one. It was a good field trip.
Stayed tuned to this blog because tomorrow we get our long-awaited living room furniture delivered! I'll post pics here.
Hope all is well.