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Friday, December 21, 2007


Let them eat Sugar Plums!

And cookies. And fudge.

The gift knitting is d.o.n.e.

I finished this hat yesterday while stuck in traffic on the #66. It’s been quite exciting commuting the roughly 3 miles from my house to downtown; everywhere there are people last minute shopping; the crowds are extra large it seems.

It took until right about Tuesday afternoon for the Spirit to hit me. I love this time of year when suddenly everybody goes smiley face, well almost everybody!

And when the chores are done, all that’s left is to party and enjoy!

This Cassidy’s Cap went very fast, faster than I thought it would and I really like the softness of this version. The yarn is Rowan Kid Classic in #840 Crystal and it’s a soft icy grey.

68 responses to “Friday, December 21, 2007”

  1. Alex says:

    I love this time of year, too. It’s a lovely hat, and I hope your holidays are cheerful.

  2. Rocksolana Halibey says:

    What a great Hat! I love all of your patterns and have made quite a few. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Susan says:

    Hope you have a great Christmas….I miss being in Chicago for the holidays…family in Southport/Wrigleyville and many suburbs….but we have a high school swimmer who has practice everyday during break…darn!! You have a great Holiday!!

  4. Nancy says:

    A great hat! Have the merriest of fiber holidays!

  5. connie says:

    The hat really turned out nice, I’m giving the felted bucket a go this week. I’ll feel more Christmasy if we get the snow we’re promised and not the rain:) Have a Happy Holiday I really enjoy your blog!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful hat! I hope to try my hand at the pattern after Christmas.

  7. ~S says:

    Love the Hat! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and that Santa leaves you lots of COOL knitting stuff! Now off to enjoy my long weekend holiday!

  8. Barbara-Kay says:

    The hat is lovely – and a traffic knit. That has to be some kind of record!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Merry Christmas! Love the hat! Have fun in the toddlin’ town during the holidays!

  10. margene says:

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Good Yule, and Merry Solstice to you Bonne Marie!!

  11. Renee says:

    Love that hat and that color!

  12. Tricia says:

    It’s a beautiful hat! Merry Christmas!

  13. Marlena says:

    It’s as pretty as a snowflake! I love it!

  14. Michelle says:

    Yay, Merry Christmas Bonne Marie! The hat is so pretty in that gray color. Enjoy your holiday!

  15. jeanne says:

    Pretty-pretty warm hat! (especially gorgeous on the burgundy background) Have a wonderful holiday!

  16. CindyCindy says:

    I love how you style your pix. The hat is so very pretty and I am so impressed that you knit it on the bus. Have a very very Merry Christmas!

  17. diane says:

    Love that hat! My daughter was just saying she’d like a hat like that!

    Happy Holidays!

  18. claire says:

    Love your snowflake hat! Notice how its’ placement on the field of red shows ya how nice that chapeau would look on my red hair!! (hint hint!) Merry Christmas from NJ !

  19. Tammy says:

    Beautiful FO! Happy Holidays. T

  20. Diane says:

    I definitely love that hat. I think it’s great that berets are back “in” now, since I can’t wear beanies because of flat-hair issues.

  21. rachel says:

    I love that time of year when we switch from “Have a nice day” to exchanging holiday wishes. It finally started happening this week. Now if it would just snow in time for Tuesday!

  22. Sonja says:

    Merry Christmas!

  23. missyjoon says:

    Merry Christmas, and happy knitting now and in the New Year!xox

  24. Roseanne says:

    Merry Christmas and Best Wool Wishes for the Coming Year!

  25. claudia says:

    Its making me smile imagining your cheerful, joyous bad-ass self rocking the Xmas holiday.

  26. Suzanne In Texas says:

    Merry Christmas from one commuter-knitter to another. I knit on my ride into downtown Austin (bus #3), but I have to keep it simple. I’m very impressed with all you can do in three miles!!

    Beautiful beret!

  27. Allyson says:

    Holiday knitting done here as well. I’ll be casting on for Twist on Christmas Day….my gift to myself!

    Have a very Merry Christmas and New Year full of new knits!

  28. Seanna Lea says:

    Oooh! I love all of the cables. They are pretty much the top of my favorite things to knit list.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  29. To Me? Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    Merry Christmas B-Marie!!

  30. Donna P says:

    Oooooh pretty! Please include me in the drawing.


    Merry Christmas, Bonne Marie!

  31. Wanda says:

    I would love it and kiss and call it George. Pretty, pretty!

  32. Nan says:

    Happy Holidays to you!!! I love all your projects and LOVE the hat. Have a wonderful New Year!!!

  33. Nan says:

    Happy Holidays to you!!! I love all your projects and LOVE the hat. Have a wonderful New Year!!!

  34. Maureen says:

    Merry Christmas, Bonne Marie. Just hoping to see you on the 66 in the New Year.

  35. Rita says:

    Merry Christmas Bonnie Marie, Thanks for keeping such an inspiring and entertaining blog. I’ve been enjoying it for years now.

  36. Barbara says:

    Can’ wait to see the new stuff coming soon!! Wish I had been at your Christmas party…Looked like fun!!!Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year. Thanks for the blog – it’s a daily thing for me.

  37. Wannietta says:

    Rowan – yes please!

  38. Anything by Rowan is good! Lucky you having all your knitting done for Christmas. About 4 more hours on an afghan and I can stick a fork in it and call it done. Thanks for all you do. Merry Christmas.

  39. Teresa says:

    Solstice Blessings, Bonne Marie!

  40. meg says:

    Merry Christmas, m’amie! Peace & love & happy knitting in the New Year, too.

  41. meg says:

    Merry Christmas, m’amie! Peace & love & happy knitting in the New Year, too.

  42. Liz says:

    Bonne Marie, I just finished my first Cassidy hat and it was so fun and quick (1 1/2 evenings) that I just cast on for a second! Great pattern, well written and the hat is just so darn pretty! My first was made out of Cascade 220 and the one I just cast on for is a strand of Jaeger Merino DK and a strand of Kid silk haze. Yummy! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you!

  43. I already have plans to knit myself some hats like that after the holidays.

    May yours be very happy.

  44. Sil says:

    How clever of you to get stuck in traffic! I get stuck every day, but am driving, so no knitting allowed. I do like the first third of the the Cassidy I’m making…merry xmas!

  45. GailR says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the joy and happiness of the season. Love the hat!

  46. Kathy Sue says:

    Hi. The cap is beautiful! I was looking at the pattern yesterday for one of the 2 gifts I still need to do. I would love to try the Rowan Kid Classic. I fondle it at my lys every time I am there. Have a great holiday!!!

  47. SusanSW says:

    Love the soft style of the Cassidy Cap and it even looks comfortable enough to wear. I can’t believe you can manage to knit on the bus though! Have a great holiday and I look forward to many new patterns in 2008!!

  48. SusanSW says:

    Love the soft style of the Cassidy’s Cap and it even looks comfortable enough to wear. I can’t believe you can manage to knit on the bus though! Have a great holiday and I look forward to many new patterns in 2008!!

  49. Gaile says:

    Lovely hat! I haven’t tried Rowan’s Kid Classic yet, but it’s on my list of yarns to try out.

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Bonne Marie! (and a Happy New Year too).

  50. Thao Nguyen says:

    Happy Christmas Bonne Marie!

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