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A Hat.... Etc.

This last Tuesday, May 15, Jerek and I loaded up and took a little road trip to Madison, WI. There was a reason for going, he was taking the exam to get certified to be a crop sprayer. The drive was about 5 hours down there, to sit and wait for him in the waiting area while Tiri played on the floor, to have about a six hour drive back.

How did it grow by an hour? We were stuck on this side of Mauston, WI by what turned out to be a member the this country's military who can't drive. They used one of their large, tank-like Hummer things to run over one of those big wagons things that they have out to tell people to move over, etc during road work.

*Heavy sigh*

Babies don't like traffic jams. We were there for a good hour. Admittedly, though, I was glad that it was the kind of accident that it was, as it looked like there wasn't really any oppurtunity for bodily damage in this accident. I am not taking into account what happened to the soldier when his CO heard about what he did.

On the way down to Madison I finished my Flared Shell Brimmed Hat for Pine Ridge:

I was pleased with how it turned out and I am also pleased that it is finished. I like the design and the pattern, but A) those shells get old after a while, and B) I can only work with cotton for so long. I can crochet with it longer and with more comfort than knitting though.

I had hoped to have more Finished Objects than this to show for that long of a car ride, but it did not happen. I did get halfway down the sleeve on the little sideways garter stitch baby sweater I am working on out of some vintage Wool-Ease. I should note that it is my second sleeve, and once I get the sleeve done and bound off, I have only the finishing work to do. :)

The pattern for the hat can be found here. (Although clicking my other link up there would have taken you to it indirectly, as there is a link to it on that page too. It also has the yarn information and such.)

By the way, I am now a real sock knitter. :) More on that another day.


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