Monday, December 11, 2006

Change of Plans

Through the boredom of creating program plans and logging clinical evaluations, I had an epiphany. Ok, not really. More like it dawned on me that there was NO way I am going to get a scarf done for my brother.

Take a looksee:


As you can see, I’ve got one more ball of gray and one more ball of black. There’s no way this would make a manly enough length for a scarf.

Don’t get me wrong—I totally dig the pattern (Elizabeth!) and the way it tweeded-up with the double stranding. It's also a relatively fast knit due to a lot of slip stitching on one of the rows, but even after frogging it from the last picture you saw to make it even skinnier, I don’t think I’m going to have enough yarn.

I have to get something in the mail by Saturday. Dr. Mad Scientist will allegedly be descending upon Texas Saturday night and I shall be pretty preoccupied after that.

So what to do?

Frog and regroup!

In keeping with my idea to knit him a cabled scarf to match SIL’s scarf, I remembered this.

Now I have no idea how large said brother’s head is or if he would even WEAR a hat. But I want to say in some of the pictures he would send from his time spent in Germany he wore at least a headband to keep his ears warm. But I could be wrong.

Regardless, if he doesn’t wear it, he doesn’t wear it. I know I’ll have fun making a more interesting cabled creation.

ETA--This is a picture of said noggin in question. Hm. Thank god knitting stretches.


And yes, that's a qiviut smokering around my mom's neck. (I could so knit it better!)


Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Hats are fast...
Ask him what the with of his fingers are when outstretched, pinkie to thumb in a straight line. Multiply by three and that's his head circumference.

For depth, measure palm to tip of longest finger.

Stolen from Knitting Rules!

8:36 PM  
Blogger AR said...

Hmm. That's a good tip, tactless wonder!

Your bro. would probably love a hat! And, like you said, fun to knit!:)

8:40 PM  
Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Good plan - switching to the hat. I tested the pinkie-thumb bit on my head, and the result was more than my actual head circumference (3 x 8.5 inches vs 22.5 inches). Maybe the Yarn Harlot has a big head.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

I don't usually "double comment" but I thought I'd add:
Yep, about .5" too big for me...but isn't it better to be a little too big than a little too small for hats? You can always wash it in too warm water :).

10:15 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Ah ha, but I just did that formula and my head was .5" BIGGER than what the formula called for. So now the question becomes: is this genetic? Chunky had a ginormous head. Maybe it is.

I think what I'll do is since I get to start with the band on this hat, is knit the series of repeats for the M size and see how that fits my head (too snug, too big, just right) and go from there.

10:24 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

The hat is a great idea and I'm sure he'll love it!

7:06 AM  
Blogger Poops said...


Dude, he could have a pair of panties on his head and it wouldn't matter.

Hot, hot, hot.

I need a cold drink now.

7:14 AM  
Blogger AR said...

I don't know if it's a big noggin, but it sure is a cute one! Quivit! Is your mom a millionaire? That stuff has to feel so good!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Amby said...

Owwwweeee, your brother is CUTE!!!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Calm down ladies!!! He was married shortly after/before that picture was taken.

And no, mom's not a millionaire--my *other* little brother (who's completely single and does bear a striking resemblance to this one) works at the musk ox farm and got her the hook up on cheap knitted qiviut goods--the co-op knitters don't frog, they mere sell something they mess up on slightly at a discount.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had to chime in with, "ohmygodyourbrotherisHOT"! :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I'm a recent convert to hats. They're fast, fun, easy, with so many stretchy stitch patterns that knit to fit!

Isn't there some kind of measurement you can use, like the length of your arm from your wrist to your elbow? Wait, crap, sorry, that's for socks. Guess it would be hard to wrap your forearm around your forehead. Rambling. Coffee. Need coffee.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

When yarn & time are short, knit small stuff!

10:50 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Err on the big side. And yes. Your brother is hot. Now, the one in he single? 'Cus I have a car...

11:05 AM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Sorry Turtle, Goldsboro is taken too. The only single one left is 18! Hee!

11:09 AM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

I think little bro needs to hook you up with some qiviut yarn!

The hat would be a great idea!!

11:45 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

From your pics of Chunky, he may grow up to be a looker in the fabulous tradition of your brothers (b/c you and Dr. Mad Scientist are cuties, too!). Because, damn! brotherly hotness!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok! My turn to add a comment. First off Thank you all for the compliment on my Middle Son. Second: No I am not a millionaire the smokering was a gift to myself for having sold some stock to take care of medical bills. (I made way more than I expected and I had a little left over) Third: As for head size I would follow your own head Bezzie. Forth: I still have two single daughters, do any of you know of any good single men? (Sorry T and Birdie the devil made me put in that forth!) Love, Mom

12:20 PM  
Blogger Pyewacket said...

Wellll, isn't he the tasty morsel? Not that I would notice, being happily married and all. Much. And your mother is lovely!

I like that hat pattern. Knock it out!

1:24 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Geezus! Don't tell him that all these ladies are going ga-ga over him--you don't want him to get a ginormous head.

And, when I saw that picture, the first thing I thought was, ah, I miss them both.

Mom, no problem. In fact, thanks! I am single and very available! haha!


PS. There was a book I came across while on the job and thought of you, Bezzie. One-Skein Wonders? I think that was the title. You like short projects, right?

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Nik Budnik said...

hahaha, I was just waiting for someone to say how "hot" your second younger brother was!!! No pictures of your oldest older borther please...I don't need the controversy, or the head pumping that would follow for said brother. :p

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Go with the hat. There's loads of time for scarves in the future.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

Chalk me as another - your brother is hot comment. I can't believe you hid this from us for all this time, come on show us the others!.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

cute brother Beez!! Yeah, knit him a hat and get yer bizniz done with the Scientist!!! Rarw! Glad to hear you will soon be reunited!

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my... your brother is nice to look at :)

9:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Ah. The scarf conundrum.

Yep, best go with a smaller project.

Hat, sure!

Or mittens/gloves? Fingerless gloves? Cigar gloves?

good luck!

11:48 AM  
Blogger DomesticOverlord said...

If you're using the town for scale, I think you may need a great deal more yarn...

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

Ahem. Your brother? Yeesh! I know, no sister wants to hear that. At least it runs in the family. :) My husband has a 24" in head - thank god for stretchy knitting indeed!

8:09 PM  

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