Wanna Join Me?

The Challenge:  How many hats can I knit in eight days! I’d like to get nine done Before Christmas…one for each of the guys in my family.  I’m choosing pretty plain patterns mostly because the guys in my family are not fancy hat guys.  I’m hoping that each one will only take about 4 hours. 
Sounds like a lot of daily knitting right? Not this time of year. 

This afternoon started The Eight Days of the Nutcracker.    Haven’t heard about that time of year? It is a bit specific to dancers and their families.  Today was the “in-studio” rehearsal for the Nutcracker at my daughter’s dance school.  Then, a regular day of dance classes (where certain Nutcracker dances are almost always practiced).  Followed by a “tech” rehearsal at the theater. (The dreaded “tech” rehearsal might be over by midnight; it is supposed to start at 6pm – it won’t.  There will be  hours of making sure everyone knows where to be on stage for two casts – my daughter’s dancing in both of them).  Wednesday and Thursday bring dress rehearsals, Cast A one night and Cast B the second.  Cast A’s dress rehearsal will last much longer than Cast B’s.Finally, show time! Friday night, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon.  It is a long, long week.  But I think I love it as much as my daughter.  I’m not even a once upon a time dancer.  But we’ve been going to Nutcrackers since she was two and she’s been dancing in them since she was seven.   It’s a family event that starts off the holiday season.  Even my son loves the Battle Scene.  I never get tired of watching it.  The rehearsals though get a little tedious.  But there’s a Starbucks nearby.  Perfect for several evenings of knitting.

So what am I going to knit?  First up, Rib-a-Roni.  I started this in an adult size large today…we’ll see how far I get this evening.  Later, I will knit A Hat fit for a ….   nephew or a brother-in-law.  Then, of course, another Turn A Square.  I think that will be my 5th Turn A Square.  I love the crowns of all three of these hats.  The decreases in the pattern create very beautiful crowns on these hats.
And, I promise not to buy any more yarn! I have several skeins of worsted weight yarn that I can choose from.  So, Stashbustarmy, I promise not to go AWOL this week!  Wish me luck!
I can’t wait to see how many hats I can knit this week! Wanna join me?  Take the hat challenge!


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