Thursday, December 4, 2008

Knitting for a Friend

My best friend (hey there, you knew this was coming, right?) happens to look fabulous in hats. When I got the Debbie Bliss Knitting magazine, I couldn't wait to show her the pattern for the cabled beret. I knew she would love it.
She was my roommate in college. When I got her name and number in the mail, the summer of 93 I called her right away.

I told her I liked to get up early, and dress up.
Seems she liked to sleep in, and wear hats.
Hmmm, really didn't matter though. I believe we became best friends at first sight. She lives in New York, I live here in Maine and we see each other often. A few times a year we get together and shop, get our toenails done, eat McDonald's way too late at night, look at decorating magazines, and talk about what we will do when we meet again.

I think she will like this one.


The Details:
Pattern: Cabled Beret, Debbie Bliss Knitting magazine Fall/Winter 08
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted, in Pale Khaki (so dreamy) one skein

I really love this pattern. I just may have to make one for myself.

31 comments:

Steph said...

It's an awesome hat!!! And a lovely story of friendship.

APA said...

Definitely. It's gorgeous!

Renee said...

What a fabulous hat! It's wonderful to have girlfriends like that. I think you should definitely make yourself one and I should make myself one too! :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the hat! So beautiful.

Karen said...

Beautiful! She's a very lucky friend :)

kim said...

The hat is just beautiful. How special to have someone with whome you share history and good times with. I'm sure she will absolutely love it!

Shannon said...

So fun. I am sure she will just love it!

Hilary said...

Oooh...that's pretty. The perfect amount of slouch!

P.S. I'm way behind on blogs right now...just saw your Lauren sweater and it is gorgeous!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

She has to love it! ;0)

QuiltedSimple said...

Love it - how awesome!
Kris

Kate said...

Love the cables on this hat - it is gorgeous.

Jessica said...

I have a very similar friend from college (and I was the one who liked to get up early and mysteriously my roommate liked hats). That hat is great!!! I'm sure she'll love it.

Jan said...

Beautiful hat and a lot of work. You only knit gifts like that for the really special people in your life - lucky girl!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i think lucky genevieve will LOVE it! and lucky you for having such a great friend in her...

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful! I need to buy that magazine. You have made so many cute knits from it!

tiennie said...

That is fantastic! How can she not love it?

jo said...

Great looking hat, what a lucky friend you have. I like hats but they don't seem to look good on me.

Rachel said...

Katie, This is so sweet.

It's All About The Pretty!!! said...

Yippee....backflip, cartwheel, high kick!!!!!!I LOVE IT!!!!! It is absolutely gorgeous, you are soooo very talented...I am truly blessed with the gift of your friendship! I can not wait to get it, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love you, Chris

Suzanne said...

It's official, Katie. I have to be your real-life friend!

a friend to knit with said...

such a wonderful friend you are, katie.
i adore that hat.

Meagan said...

It is luscious, cables are a bit off in my knitting future, I think these are perfect! It will look great on her, just the right color to compliment her coloring! How about next Saturday afternoon for cocoa, a gingerbread delivery (it is already made, no getting out of it!) Dec. 13th? What time is good for you guys?

Knitterella said...

wooooooow! LOVE IT!!! I think I need the magazine just for that hat!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Its gorgeous! I love the color. I've heard that Malabrigio yarn is fantastic, but I have yet to get a skein (or two or three or four!). I finally found a yarn store near my house (other than JoAnns!!), so I think I'll pay them a visit...you've inspired me!

crochetgurl said...

Wow that hat looks scrumptious! And smooshy! I have some Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the mail that I have to start making into gift hats. I can't wait to try Malabrigo. Is it more of a thicker worsted?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Gorgeous hat - love the intricate cable pattern!

amandajean said...

what a gorgeous hat...and how lucky are you to have such a great friend, too.

Jro said...

It will look awesome on her - nice work!

Krista Jacobs said...

Hi!! You don't know me but I have been lookin around for some great ideas for handmade crafts and one of them was knitting or crocheting.. but i do not know how so i was wondering if you would be able to give me any advice or anything that can help.. id appreciate it.. thanks

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I luv your hat!!!! Awesome knit.

Meredith said...

Love that hat! I am also a hat person, but don't seem to find enough occasions to wear one. She is going to love it. What a special friendship!