A Pox – A Pox on my House!

Grey Man Hat

Yes, the chicken pox has arrived chez KnitWit! This is what my life has come to, being overjoyed that a dose of a contagious childhood disease has arrived at a convenient time. Oh the glamour. Under pox quarantine, what is one to do?

Luckily/tragically my entire work/home/hobby life revolves around these four walls, so being house-bound hasn’t made much of a difference. Just the addition of an extra boy, albeit one in a dressing gown stuck to the sofa covered in spots.

My main (non-domestic) achievement so far has been the completion of the knitted superchunky wool man-hat, seen below paired up with its girly equivalent.


This hat has (without wanting to overstate the issue) been a COMPLETE TRIUMPH! Not a single mistake, nada, zilch. I literally can’t believe it.

Armed with the knowledge that one must purl the bumps and knit the other stitches, it has been plain sailing all the way. I even managed to knit without looking at the pattern – SHOCK! The biggest triumph of all has been the success of the cheaper Serenity superchunky wool. Seven quid for the grey hat – bargain. The wool seems softer, which makes the hat slouch really nicely (unlike the slight Smurf effect the Rowan wool had on the pink hat).

To commemorate this great feat – I have created a photo montage of the key moments of the hat’s construction. Imagine, if you will, a suitably rousing musical accompaniment whilst you feast your eyes on this little lot:


Getting There

Cable Complete
Cable Complete


Rowan Patterns Easy Winter Knits

Rowan Winter Knits



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gentlestitches
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 07:01:49

    Gett better soon O oldie Pox House! The hat is delightful and thanks for posting the pics. I love to see a nice Cable stitch. Well done!


  2. KnitWit
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 16:56:16

    Thanks! This hat is the thing I’ve most enjoyed knitting so far 🙂


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