Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm gonna eat your head!

It's Sunday again, a wonderful time when I realize that all my high expectations of productivity for the weekend are going to fall considerably short again and so I just give up and have fun and rest and say screw it. So I'm going yarn shopping with V this afternoon and then we're going to watch the Marquette - Mizzou game, which I have bad, bad feelings about. But Gator is pulling for Mizzou (his MLS alma mater and current employer), so either way somebody in my marriage is going to be happy about the outcome, which I guess is something.

Gator is also quite happy with his more-than-a-month-late Valentine's present, which he received this week, just as it was getting too warm to warrant such an item. Of course. He really likes it, or at least he says very supportive things to me with great enthusiasm. Hee! I sometimes thing he's pulling my leg because I'm not sure any man can honestly be as freakin' awesome as he is. I wish I had pictures of him modeling it, but these shots are just going to have to do.

Yes, it's the wildly popular Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) from the winter issue of Knitty! It's just Red Heart from stash, but since I had a bunch of purple and other manly colors, I think it came out quite well. Since Gator is a gamer from way back, I thought it apropos to make the stripes according to random rolls of a pair of six-sided dice. Fun, no? Here's the mini-gallery:





Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) by Thelma Egberts
Red Heart Super Saver
Size US8 dpns


Now I'm off to burn another afternoon with fun rather than work. Sigh. I fear the day I'm no longer going to get away with this crap...

10 comments:

DawnK said...

Great hat. I love that you rolled a dice to decide how wide each stripe would be! I love the colors, but then blue is my favorite color.

I'm pretty much blowing off my afternoon! LOL! Emily doesn't have school tomorrow and it's her 17th birthday, so we plan to blow that off, too!

YarnThrower said...

I blew off the afternoon, too. I actually opened a book, but then got sidetracked by the Wisconsin game, but only ten minutes into that, got sidetracked again and was outside with my kids for a couple of hours... It's not the kind of day conducive to *anybody* working :-)

futuregirl said...

The hat (and the model) are adorable! Great work. :) And I totally love the "six-sided dice stripe generator" idea. The dice didn't steer you wrong.

Becky said...

Totally love that hat! Hmmm, I wonder if Cody wants one.

Anonymous said...

Dude, there's totally a fish eating your head.

Cool hat. Love the X eyes.

Don

Tricia said...

This thing is friggin' awesome. Another knitted project for Tommy to covet. He loved the teddy bear, too.

Tricia

Sue said...

Love the hat!! The colors came out fabulous!

jmk said...

That hat is absolutely marvelous!!! I would so wear it. It's times like this I wish I could knit, LOL. Adapt for crochet? Hmmm....

Dorothy said...

That is an awesome hat! Be fun to fall out of the boat and come up with that on.

Anonymous said...

Wie genial is das denn!!! I've never seen anyhting like that before and I am laughing my head of. Thinking about making one for our winter holidays...
Just great.
Romy (from Germany)