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Quincy is qute

Well, cute, really.

I finished my Quincy hat last week at knit night, and it’s taken almost a week to get some time on a day where there was enough light to get a decent picture!

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This hat is absolutely adorable. We passed it around on knit night, and it looks good on everyone. Even me, the one who doesn’t wear hats because they flatten my hair.

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Do you wonder why I take so many pictures at the piano? It’s because the black and white are balanced so well, the exposure and colors generally turn out fairly true. But I digress.

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You can turn the hat in any direction. Except this one. Because I wimped out at our chatty knit night and used a three needle bind off to join the moebius instead of slogging through a kitchener stitch join. The seam is pretty obvious. I’d like to make another Quincy, and see if I can either finagle a better result with a three needle bind off (right side to wrong side? right side to right side? wrong side to wrong side?), or else just kitchener the darned thing!

Here are the details:

Quincy Hat by Jared Flood
Classic Elite Ariosa (as specified in pattern) 10% cashmere, 90% superfine merino
Size 10 and 9 needles
Mods: just substituting the 3 needle bind off for the kitchener stitch join

I liked working with this yarn. It was a loosely spun single which seemed to want to untwist itself, but it’s so soft, I forgive it. My next one will be in a different yarn, though, because this one was pretty spendy!

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Thank you so much for weighing in on my clear Converse shoes. I still haven’t felt compelled to wear them, so I think I’ll be returning them. And I’ve figured out why. They’re not very girly! I don’t find them flattering. And it’s not that I don’t have shoes for showing off my hand knit socks. You saw the Danskos. I also have these:

skechers clear

These are cuter than the Converse. But like the Converse, they’re not that comfortable. So it’s a good thing I have these:

skechers biker

These are Skechers, too; the model name is Biker. They’re really comfortable, and they’re cute! I wear them a lot, but not when it’s raining, because they’re so holey.