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Month: April 2014

Out of the Closet: Fifties Dance

Out of the Closet: Fifties Dance

Since some of you nosy devils have made inquiries about the dress I wore to the fifties dance in Qualicum last month, I thought I’d give it a bit of love with its very own “Out of the Closet” post. Dress: Jezebel WhiteBlue Rose Dress […]

Joys of Jell-O: Hawaiian Jell-O Dessert

Joys of Jell-O: Hawaiian Jell-O Dessert

Welcome nostalgics, to the latest edition of “Joys of Jell-O, ” in which I put together ridiculously easy desserts from a discoloured Jell-O cookbook I found at a garage sale. Once again, Jell-O has delighted my tastebuds with a delicious concoction that takes all of […]

Knitted: Graham Slouchy Mens Hat

Knitted: Graham Slouchy Mens Hat

As soon as I became capable of knitting a cranium-cozy for myself, I knew that I couldn’t have Billy strutting around town in an ill-fitting, machine-made toque. I couldn’t bear the shame.

After several in-depth interviews that involved diagrams, electrodes and complex mathematical calculations, it became clear that Billy wanted a hat that was a) slouchy b) masculine c) grey.

Slouchy knitted Graham Hat for men

And so the pattern was downloaded (Graham Hat by Jennifer Adams – free!), the yarn was bought (Berroco Ultra Alpaca) and the stitches were worked. I’m happy to report that Billy’s smitten and I’ve even caught him wearing it at his computer where there is no chance of windchill.