Sunday, February 28, 2010

Last Day of February

The last day of February this year also coincides with the last day of the Winter Olympics and as I'm posting this I'm also watching the closing ceremonies. I hope you all enjoyed the Olympics as much as I did.

We enjoyed some amazingly beautiful sunny weather this weekend. When I was out in the backyard earlier this week, I noticed quite a few Mourning Dove tail feathers on one of my paths. My first thought was that the Cooper's Hawk had probably snatched one of the slower doves for dinner, or that one of those cats that's been roaming my backyard caught a dove.

Then late this morning I saw this poor, tail-less dove at one of my backyard birdfeeders. At least this dove didn't become anyone's dinner!

I always enjoy watching the Winter Olympics for the abundance of knitting inspiration and this year was no exception. (I loved those sweaters the Canadian athletes wore for the closing ceremonies!) Over the course of the weekend, I did manage to finish knitting that hat I showed you the pattern for the other day. Here it is.......
I am so not happy with the way this hat turned out! It's way too long -- even after I ripped out the final top part and re-knit it in stripes.
I like the way the center moose part turned out, but I know I will never wear this hat and it's going into my box of donation knitting for next winter.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Ruthie- I think it's really cute. If you think the extra length would make it fit my giant head, I'd like to buy it from you.

Jayne said...

We really enjoyed a good bit of the Olympics too, and I was happy for Canada that they won the gold in hockey!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I really like this hat Ruthie. It does remind me of the sweaters that the Canadians wore last night. I sure enjoyed the Olympics.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ruthie, That hat looks like it would fit my head minus the tail. I like the hat. Would you like to do one for me? I would pay you for it of course. Let me know. Dad

Anonymous said...

That hat is very pretty. Dad really likes it.


LauraHinNJ said...

I'd love a hat that was long enough to cover my ears!

(a pet peave of mine!)

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Lynne. The thing is the bottom (navy blue) part of the hat is really pretty snug around my head, so it probably wouldn't work out for you.

Hi Jayne,
I missed that hockey game altogether, but it must have been pretty exciting!

Thanks Lisa. It always seems like such a letdown going back to network TV shows after the Olympics though.....

Hi Dad,
I'll give you this hat if it fits your head. Can you wear 100% wool?
(and you must keep the tail -- I'm sure your school kids would want you to!)

Hi Mom,
It's Dad's hat if he can wear wool and you want to handwash it!

Hi Laura,
.....and green's your favorite color right? (do you have any problems with wool?)

dAwN said...

Beautiful Ruthie..Seems like it took you no time at all to finish it.