Thursday, April 07, 2011

Heads Up

Finished Sea Lettuce last night—and had a little more than an inch of yarn left over!

It's a totally fun once knit (though, like any scarf, it get boring half way through)-

I ended up with a short scarf –but longer than I thought—over 24 inches long (plus 6 more inches of end ruffle!) and I have been playing with it since late last night when I finished it. Twirling it up, into a head of colorful curly lettuce, folding it and making a ruffled collar, let it twist and twirl as it will.

I don't know if I'm keeping this—or if its going to go into a gift pile. I like it.. but I have scarves and scarves that I hardly ever wear, and this is just another—fun to knit, it makes good use of the single skein of yarn, but I am not sure if I want to own this.

Next up—a hat for Gianna. NYC health regulations require food handlers to cover their hair—Not wanting to look like a school lunch lady (instead of the professionally proprietor) Gianna like to wear pretty hats in pretty colors—and lately—its been a collection of hand knit ones. They are simple enough—slouchy, and lacy, they cover her head and hair and look pretty too. Much better than a school lunch lady shapeless mob cap, and more casual than a fancy chef toque. Just the right balance between rustic and practical.

She is slowly building a wardrobe of hats—to match her clothes, or her mood, or the weather--to wear and drop in the wash, and pick up a new fresh one each day.

As the owner/head chef at Maducatis Rustica, she is also the generous host to our Tuesday night knitting group. It's a great place, with a casual dining room –lined with a huge collection of Tony Vaccaro's photos (for some years, he was my neighbor—and now lives in LIC) were we sit and knit--(there is a more formal dining room, as well. )
She's famous for her gelato—and has been feature in promo's for NY's local PBS station, Thirteen.


JelliDonut said...

Very nice!

gayle said...

It's wonderful that she can be creative while still complying with regulations!
That scarf is beautiful - love all the colors and the ruffles.