Have you ever been seized by a fit of compulsive knitting? If you are not sure I will describe it for you. This condition is usually not dangerous, as long as everyone cooperates and lets you knit. There you were sitting pretty, reading Agatha Christie, doing dishes, checking your e-mail or something equally intellectually stimulating. Then, all of a sudden you have to, absolutely have to drop everything and knit something specific. The only cure is to cast on.
This is what happened to me two days ago.
I was blithely checking my e-mail when I read a message from someone asking how to make “this”. Of course, I clicked the link to check it out. The object of the knittely quest was a beanie hat with the beard attached. Now this plea I had to answer. I sent her a link to my Crochet Beard. Unfortunately, it was not helpful – she does not crochet. That was when I was seized by my knitting compulsion. Dropping all I was doing, I cut (still can not believe this) yarn with which I was knitting my new slippers because it was the right color and started to knit a beard. About an hour later I was done. I had the beard and got the pattern down. It was not enough! I had to knit a beanie to attach the beard to! I do not wear hats! Even if I did, I am pretty sure that I am not brave enough to live my house looking like a Bearded Lady. As to DH – he has a nice beard of his own, the second one would be truly redundant.
The result of this madness – Bearded Beanie Knitting Pattern has now been posted on my blog.