Friday, February 06, 2009

Remember the jean leisure suit? When you wear a denim jacket and jeans of the same shade at the same time?



After taking these photos of my new favorite hat, I realize I'm sporting the Ultra Alpaca Leisure Suit. Two clothing items of the same yarn in the same shot. Lovely, huh?

I so dig this hat, but after noting the leisure suit and raising the question "How may knitted items should I own out of the same yarn?", I gave it to my good friend Laura last night. I'm thinking this is a valid question though - if you love the yarn, where do you draw the line? We all have those packs with a number of skeins in them. Do you make one item or a bunch, and if you make a bunch, can you keep them all? I feel pretty strongly that I can't walk around in an entire pumpkin alpaca wardrobe, but it sure would be nice..


Anyways, regardless of the fiber, I do sooo dig this hat - Super soft, way simple, and textural. Took one day to whip up. So, I'm casting on for another. In a different yarn :-).

It was very easy, but a pattern didn't exist that I could find - I might write it up, since there's gotta be a need. Everyone craves a super simple, extra soft hat they can knit up on a pair of 7s and 8s in a night, yes?


6 comments:

Hilary said...

Ah, the age old question. My personal opinion is that it's ok to wear two items of the same yarn, as long as at least one is an accessory. I think hat and sweater is fine, but sweater and skirt would be a bit much.

Love the hat! Your friend is lucky to have it.

Sara Spalding said...

Too funny! My sister and I regularly mock our mom for wearing jeans and a jean jacket. When we are at her house, we usually force her to change her clothes before going out in public with her. Gosh, that makes me sound like a teenager, doesn't it? Hmm...

Anyway, your hat looks great and I'd love the pattern. I have a bunch of ultra alpaca sitting around too...

Luise said...

Indeed, everyone would like to make a simple, snazzy hat that would cheer us up this winter. I hope you'll oblige us with the "pattern."

AmyPinSeattle said...

the answer to the question contingent on your age...the younger (i.e. months old vs years old) you are, the more you can wear!

Of course, everyone needs a super easy super cool hat knit on size 7/8 needles!!

Holli said...

Gorgeous hat - I'd love the pattern!

As for the jean/yarn leisure -- I'm laughing. And i totally agree with Hilary - a hat and sweater of the same yarn totally work, but a sweater and a skirt would be WAYYY too much.

Nell said...

Now you just need leggings in the same yarn. That would be FAN-tastic!