So sadly the pet rat that Santa Rat was moddeled on passed away… and poor Santa Rat got so many cuddles that one of his eyes fell out- so he’s been back for a visit this week for new eyes and of course a new jumper too.
So hubby loves the 1898 hats I made for him, but they do make him look a bit ‘peculiar’. I was horrified to find him in wearing them in full view of the street, so had to design something new… hence the ‘Out In Public Hat’ was born. double thickness brim to keep those ears snug and single thickness crown to prevent the brain overheating. needless to say both versions already covered in oil and bits of swarf from the lathe. Although I love the way fisherman’s rib looks and feels it grows sooooo slowly when you are knitting it. I can’t believe people do whole jumpers in it.
So despite a worldwide shortage of the black yarn I needed for the last ear I finally got the 2 bunny cushions done. Getting used to them smiling at me while I knit though, so not sure I’m going to be able to bear to give them away as Easter pressies as planned
With unseasonably cold weather in U.K. husband has frosty ears in his workshop. Knit him the popular 1898 hat, with cosy ear flaps. I did it in chunky wool, which made it a bit bigger. although it is very warm it is not really a very hip look, so hoping the neighbours don’t see him.