Wednesday 6 February 2013


Breaking News Update: Shenanigans Effective Even at Great Distances

knitted hat 1

I don't know if any of you guys are doing an advanced degree in Shenanigan Studies but if so I have a another case study to add to your dissertation.  Last week my mom was telling me how much she was in love with the hat she was knitting and how it was the best hat ever.  Predictably, I said 'I can't wait to get it in the mail!' and she only went and sent it to me. Admittedly, this probably proves how awesome and generous my mom is more than my superior Shenanigan Skillz but the end result is the same so lets not quibble.  If the pro-Shenanigans and the pro-Mom-is-just-awesomes want to duke it out in the comments, please keep it respectful.

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This luxury silk / angora / fairy filament magic hat couldn't come at a better time as I wear a hat, on average, 18 hours a day.  The above picture shows the indoor temp in my house, my sewing room specifically.  That's a balmy 50 deg, Fahrenheit fans.

knitted hat 2

As you can see, the hat is perfectly formed to even the smallest head (my own).  Now, I'm going to have to ask you to suspend belief: Mom also knitted something else even more amazing.  I can't show you what yet as it requires the unlikely convergence of Maia, daylight hours, and sunlight. Maybe April?


  1. The knitting nerds need a link to her rav page for pattern and yarn details. I think she'd get lots of hearts :-)

    1. I will pass it on! Pretty sure she uses Rav but not sure if she's just a lurker :)

  2. that's lovely! you lucky daughter!

  3. Amanda's Mom here. She's right- I am a lurker at any number of sites, including Ravelry and here, but have come out of the internet closet in praise of the hat she is wearing. The design is by Audrey Knight, is called Emmalina and you can find it on Ravelry. I modified the pattern somewhat and used Andes, a baby alpaca & silk yarn by Debbie Bliss. It's difficult to work with but worth it as it's so soft and look how nice it looks on Amanda!
    Now, back into the closet.

  4. Gorgeous! Moms are the best! The hat looks very nice on you too!