Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day Salute

Thank you to the few that have protected our many....


Here is a fiber way to say thank you; a helmut liner of wool. This pattern is from the Lion Brand Yarn Co newsletter link and it comes in both crochet or knit versions. The only change I would recommend is to severely decrease the rib band around the face at each 'corner' at the eyes-to prevent a gap in fit--I didn't read this hint until I was finished with the band and when I tried it on it was definitely not acceptable-I reduced by 6-8 stitches on each side and now it lays flat.

(Yes, to those of you who have been to my home in the last few years[we owned it longer than we have lived here]you will recognize the watcher, a mannequin head, who has sat watch over the property in our absence. She now resides in the house and no longer on a post in the front yard.......)

3 comments:

  1. I noticed The Watcher right away -- her station in life has definitely improved!

    Can't wait to get my new needles and yarn so I can attempt the helmet liner...

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  2. I want to see a pic of you trying it on! I was going to start one but I am a bit stalled on two pairs of socks (second sock of two pairs, I have to free up my DPN's. : ) I'll be watching your blog Marsel to see yours finished.

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  3. I wanted to take a pic of me trying it on, too, but DH said I looked like a te**orist and didn't want me in trouble!

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