Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Emergency knits

My dad decided last month to go to New York with one of his friends because they met someone at Burning Man (yeah, he's an old hippy) who would lend them her empty NYC apartment, across the street from Central Park, for free. Awesome, right?

Well, last Wednesday I noticed he had no hat. Seriously, a knitting daughter and he has not a single knit cap that isn't dirty/greasy/for work. Considering he left Friday morning, I had to hurry it up, but I was able to knit him a hat and a matching set of fingerless mits for his trip. Can't have my dad with cold ears or hands running around Manhattan! I talked to him on the phone today and he reports that they are working splendidly, so I'm giving myself a pat on the back for job well done.

UPDATE: I forgot to include pattern information! The mits were mostly contrived but loosely based on this pattern, made larger and longer, and the hat is my go to hurricane hat pattern, which I have now made 5 times.


  1. I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet your Dad. I love old hippies! :D
    Nice hat - what's the pattern?

  2. I know where you're coming from. I knit stuff for tons of people, but I've never made anything for my husband. I like to blame his love of boring colors and patterns when he brings it up.

    Lovely hat! What pattern did you use for the mitts?

  3. I love the Burning Man story...what's amazing is that the person remembered telling him, that they managed to exchange keys somehow, that there actually WAS an apartment in New York. I am so intrigued about the story, I forgot about the hat. Cool hat! And, nice daughter!