Monday, October 16, 2006

Nautilus Hat FO

Pattern: Nautilus Hat
Designer: Marnie MacLean
Yarn: Grandma Ruth Stash Rainbow Acrylic
Needles: size 6 dpns and 16 inch circs
Started October 9, 2006
Finished October 16, 200

We have FO. This Nautilus is for my step mother. I know, I know. Variegated, rainbow acrylic.

What was I thinking.

My step-mother Sue lost her mother Ruth last March. Ruth came into my life in my late teens after official Grandma status was established. Not that Ruth was not a kind and loving person or that I did not get along with her, far from. Ruth was a beautiful woman. A woman I'm better for knowing. It's just that Grandmahood was already set, if that makes sense. So I considered Ruth my step-mother's Mom and not my Grandmother.

However when E came along I immediately saw Ruth as E's Great Grandma. E was new, Great Grandmahood was established right away.

Having lost my mother and knowing that pain I've been trying to think of ways to honor Ruth's memory and hopfully give Sue a bit if comfort. So I knitted her a hat out of Ruth's stash yarn.

Ruth was really into Emmaus Walks and De Colores. She had a ton of rainbow and Rooster stuff around the house. Her stash was brimming with Rainbow Acrylic for Emmaus participant gift items. Yes Ruth was into rainbows.

So I thought a rainbow hat might be good for Sue. We shall see. The cool thing is Sue and Dad actually wear the hats I knit for them, and not just when I'm visiting. Dad literally wears his out.

Will she like it? I'm not 100% sure but I will tell her that I was thinking of her Mom while I knitted it and hope it brings her some comfort.


msubulldog said...

What wonderful sentiment. I'm sure there won't be a dry eye in the house. . . :)

Sourire11 said...

when I hear rainbow acrylic I think bad... and that hat is actually really cute! I'm sure she will appreciate it!

Karen said...

Hey Ladies, I too think bad when I think rainbow acrylic but I have a feeling Sue will like the hat, at least I hope so. :-)