Merry Christmas 2006!

by Amanda on December 24, 2006

in Republic, Yoda

Ok, so I has hoped by now that I would be able to spill my news….um, no such luck. I will let you all know when I can…

So, anyway, Merry Christmas! I felt that I needed a new hat just in time for Christmas, so I knit up The Republic. I am sure most of you already know it is based on this Banana Republic Hat. I didn’t have anyRepublic_red
cashmere lying around, so I used Knit Picks Swish Superwash doubled. I also went down 2 needle sizes because I have a very narrow head. I restarted about 3 times just to get the sizing right. But I really like it and have an extra button, hmmm…..what other color should I make?

Pattern: Nik’s The Republic
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Red Pepper, doubled
Needles: Knit Picks Needles size 8
Notes: The pattern suggests using size 10 needles for the hat, but that was too big for me, so I went down 2 sizes…perfection!

Now, I don’t have kids that look for hidden presents, but I do have a dog who likes to check out the garbage for gifts….Yoda actually walked in on my wrapping her gifts and her Aunt Lillie’s gifts the other day….I had wrapped up some bones in the paper and threw out the bag they came in. What follows is the progression of a dog trolling for gifts…


I’m being good, Mommy! But I can smell something in that garbage bag….


I know it’s in here…I can smell them..snort! snort! snort!


Damn! All I found was an empty bag! I know those bones are in here somewhere….



Sara December 24, 2006 at 6:57 pm

The hat looks great, and your little Yoda is too precious.
Happy Christmas

Becky in Iowa :O) December 24, 2006 at 8:25 pm

hehehe Poor lil Yoda. I sure hope you gave her a treat so she wouldn’t feel deprived.
Hope you have a very merry Christmas hun!

Susan December 25, 2006 at 10:47 pm

Merry Christmas, Amanda!!
(Is that “news” work-related?!?! I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with you leaving!)
Have a wonderful New Year’s, too!

heather December 26, 2006 at 9:16 am

Yoda is so cute…I hope you all had a fabulous holiday!

Nik December 30, 2006 at 2:26 pm

Don’t you love how fun it is to wear that hat? I often wear it “Just Because”.

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