I finished my MIDAS hat last night. I used the gradient yarn from Sue (Mrs. Micawber). By the way everyone in the SWAP did a great job of gifting their partner with goodies by July 3rd.
This is MY hat. I just needed a model this morning. Check out the free pattern on Ravelry.
It does involve a provisional cast on, and some of you asked about the method. In this particular knit, you just need to cast on with a different piece of yarn. Then join it to your yarn that you want for the hat.
This way when you fold up the knitting to knit from the edge of the brim to the most recent live stitches, you can see the brim stitches easily. You knit the two together to create a thick, lovely warm brim. There was no need for me to remove those stitches. They don’t show under the hat. Clear as mud?
*I’m saying to myself: TODAY IS THURSDAY TODAY IS THURSDAY TODAY IS THURSDAY
*If you want a great story of hope, in light of the Thai soccer kids predicament, read DEEP DOWN DARK the story of the trapped Chilean miners. It is one of my favorite reads.
* MY GLORY IS I HAD SUCH FRIENDS is a book that Al recommended I read. It looks good. It is an organ transplant story.