Even though it wasn't part of the original package in Firefly, I also used some of the red wool to wrap ribbon-style around the box, and tied it in a shabby-looking bow at the top. I was lucky, I told Tom(one of the recipients), a baker, that I needed to borrow two of his white cake boxes because I was in a rush to fins two boxes for gifts(true, but not giving anything away). Was he ever surprised for what I used them for!
And on a happy happy note, today I found an uber-amazing LYS here in Ottawa that, among tons of other things, has Lopi wool! SWEET! Now I don't have to make the hour-long road trip to Carleton Place to the wool shop any more! YAY! *dance* I can buy the wool anytime to make the other two hats.
And the people there are so friendly and they have tons of animal fibres and and... *runs off to tell her knitting friends*
On a side note, I gave the two Jayne hats I made to their gift recipients. THEY LOVED THEM. I put them in plain white boxes, with straw covering them, with the Ma Cobb letter on top. They adored the authenticity of it, and wore the hats proudly all night, even though we were at a formal Christmas party(i.e. suits!). It was fantastic. When I get a chance to drive the hour to my wool supplier, I'm making two more, one for me and one for my BF. Much fun!
Being a devout Browncoat(that's a fan of the recently-cancelled sci-fi series Firefly), I saw this page and couldn't resist. So, I found myself some nice rough wool, and knit some Jayne Cobb hats for my fellow Browncoats for Christmas! Here's me modeling one that I made for myself. The hat was my first circular project and it was super easy!
(the link above also has a screenshot of the actual hat and some hats knitted by the pattern creator.)
Pardon me, because this seems like such a silly question - I've looked in my books and all over the internet, and can't find an answer to this seemingly basic question.
See, I'm about to start knitting a Jayne Cobb hat, which requires knitting in the round. I've never knitted in the round before, but I'm told by everyone I talk to how easy it is. The thing is, nearly every knit-in-the-round project requires you to join your ends after casting on - HOW do you do so?
Again, I know this question seems silly, and I hope I'm posting it in the right section - but I would love an answer ASAP.
Yeah, I admit I've gotten what one might call the "granny stereotype" ("knitting? I would never have thought ANYONE knitted anymore!"), and I was a little nervous to bring my knitting to college to knit on breaks because of the reaction I might recieve.
Well, my classmates, namely the female ones, thought it was awesome that someone my age had taken up knitting. A few mentioned that their mothers/grandmothers had tried to teach them, but they thought it was silly and pointless to make ugly scarves and sack sweaters. I showed them a bunch of things I've knitted, most of them from Stitch and Bitch - the kerchief, wristwarmers, punk rock backpack(in progress.... I showed them the pic in the book), my iPod and cell phone cozies... now, a few have BOUGHT the book, taught themselves to knit, and are brandishing knitting needles with me on our breaks.