I just want to take this opportunity to inform those folks that do not
know, wool doesn't create heat. It only retains what heat is already
there. Knitting a wool blanket for 36 glass bottles filled with sea
water at 1 deg C will not warm them faster. In fact, if anything, it
will insulate them from the warmth in the room. Like a cooler.
It is an insulator, not a heating element.
I have begun a new hat. Turns out the assistant cook on board did not
know we were going this far south and she doesn't have a hat. I luckily
had supplies for another hat I started (crochet beanie with the Horde on
it) but that one wasn't coming out and I don't need it before I get off
the ship so I can start over at home (gonna knit it anyway). And
dammit, this girl's head is cold. I'm not advertising the fact that I
am making it for her and told her not to tell anyone because there are
some people on board who think they asked and/or are receiving one first.
You know how it is. People just start demanding stuff when they find
out you knit and sometimes, I don't mind making folks stuff. Especially
when they aren't particular, which means I can do whatever
technique/color I want. However, if someone comes up and says, "Can I
get a purple hat, with a bill, no cables, etc" I'm really not inclined
to make them anything. Especially not when my supplies are so limited.
I could only carry so much yarn out here you know.
Anyway, it is garter stitch with stripes in Paton's Classic Merino, a
dark gray and a natural. I'll send pics when it is finished.