Thursday, March 31, 2011

Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 4: Where are they now?

The fate of a finished object. Ideally, they would last forever, fit perfectly, and be well-loved. I touched on this subject a little bit last year, describing a well-loved hat made by my aunt. That finished object was part of the inspiration for my first 'no pattern' project: the cozy cabled hat. I think of it has the 'workhorse'. Whenever I need something simple and warm on my head:


like when I love on the dog,


or get my ski on,


or get my drink on,




or play some fetch,


or each some lunch in the backcountry,


or pet some sheep.

So what's better? Something beautiful that is so intricate and delicate that you feel like you can never bring it out of the drawer for fear of damage, or the truly utilitarian knit? I think a case can be made for both--but considering that I'm wearing the hat in question as we speak, I think I'm putting my money on utility.

12 comments:

  1. I like to put those two together. So what if my lace hat made during painstaking hours out of the loveliest, softest (and certainly not cheapest) alpaca falls in the mud sometimes. It beats keeping it in a drawer. :)

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  2. I think your hat fits both categories It's cute and functional

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  3. I love howsmiley you are :) but I am sorry to tell you my boy is better-looking than yours ;-)

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  4. At least you have finished something for yourself...maybe that's the sign of self love and appreciation...knitting something for ├Âneself...
    :)

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  5. what a fab hat, looks lovely and warm and like it would go with any outfit

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  6. Well, it sounds like you've found the perfect hat. May need to knit one myself, now. And judging by these photos, it looks like you spend a lot of time with fluffy creatures. What a good life.

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  7. The hat gets around! Love it, btw.

    Utility is good, but for me, only when balanced by beauty - which should never be kept in the drawer. :)

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  8. I lean toward utility more as I'm a basic sort of fashion gal, but something so beautiful and delicate deserves to be made and worn just as much.

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  9. I'm enjoying hearing the different attitudes that people have on this!

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  10. I'm more of a utilitarian girl, but I have been known to wear some more fancy hats on a regular basis, much to my students' amusement (just wait till the royal wedding, say I!)

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