The hat just kept getting bigger and bigger in the car on my way to Portland…all knit up before we return to Springfield OR, early this evening. It’s a special request by my 12-year-old to wear to school next week
It was a quick and easy knit in the round, jog-less.
It uses about 150 grams of Patons Classic Wool in Chestnut Brown and Royal Blue (Estonian cast-on 70 stitches with US Size 7 circular neeldes.) The stripey hat is quite long so you may have it really slouchy, or roll up the brim, and pull it down tighter on your head.
Wear it however suits you. I really enjoy this mindless pattern and could continue knitting it well into Christmas!
I admit. I am in the midst of cast-on craziness. I am so greedy for new projects that I am casting them one after another.
While in Portland, hubby, teen DD#1, and I spent this beautiful Saturday afternoon wandering and browsing and people watching…and enjoying an eclectic mix of art & craft and the multitude of mouth-watering food booths. Sorry, no picture from this visit…forgot the memory card…again!
Courtesy of Yed Omi Jewelry
I am very impressed with the level of creativity and community Portland fosters within the city limits! The Saturday market, nestled between the city center and the riverfront at the intersection of Naito Parkway and Alkeny, is probably the best way to spend a casual Saturday morning/midday in the Rose City. There’s plenty of local arts and craftsmen selling their wares, music, and a diverse selection of food! Local, organic stuff all the way to small mom-and-pop restaurants were represented here. This is not your garden variety swap meet. There’s some talent here.
Courtsey of Picasaweb.Google.com
Homemade jewelry in just about every metal you can imagine…homemade yoga bolsters, earthy frocks, original artwork in the form of sculpture, paintings, candles…My favorite is Spoonman Creations with spoons recycled into one of a kind cool and unique arts/objects! As a visitor to Portland with only an afternoon to see the city, I couldn’t have imagined a better event to summarize and encapsulate the essence of Portland! So much life and and energy in one place. I definitely recommend checking it out! You’ll be glad you did! This is where the city comes alive! In a world where internet has separated us places like the Portland Saturday Market make me remember why being human is so innately unique. We dress ourselves in jewelry, wait in line to get different kinds of food…we are all so unique…yet the same.