Bobbled Bilodeau Update

February 17, 2010 · 6 comments

Five things I have learned so far while crocheting my Bobbled Bilodeau:

1. Alpaca wool is very easy to rip out.

2. One or two extra stitches (but who’s counting? eh?) at the crown of a circular crocheted item means you’re gonna end up with one mother-huge hat when you’re done.

3. Watching the women’s China / Finland hockey game in Vancouver can easily make one lose track of what’s happening with your crocheting in your lap. Who knew China had a woman’s hockey program? Those girls really kick it!

4. Ripping out several inches worth of a Bilodeau is not nearly as painful as one might suspect.


Bobbled Bilodea

5. Rick is a very patient hat model.

Can’t wait to see what I learn by the time I’m actually finished.

P.S. I forgot… I also learned that the aforementioned “beauty” is not an alpaca. She’s a llama. The gold medal for “camelid identification”  goes to our familial wool expert, Janice Lever, of Windblest Farm. in lovely Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. Thanks, Jan!

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Sue February 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

When I first opened this and saw Rick’s head I almost spit out my coffee laughing so hard! You guys are the best!!! :-))))


Sandi Fentiman February 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Good job Kas. Bet it would warm up a cold head pretty fast. Keep up the good work. 😀


Dad February 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Hi Guys,

That hat on Rick is right up there with someone calling him, “Ricky”. What a terrible thing to do to a great guy.



rickandkathy February 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm


Paraphrasing Stephen Harper, “I’ll take the photo and I’ll apologize for my badness later.”

Besides, Rick will now go down in the history books as being the first person (and a non-Canadian at that!) to be photographed sporting a 3/4 Bilodeau. How cool is THAT?!


rickandkathy February 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Aww, Jane, thanks for having my back. That means a lot.
“Ricky” actually doesn’t bother me. That’s what people called me when I was a little kid and, now that I’m not so little (or much of a kid), it has something of a familiar ring. Now about that hat, on the other hand…
Oh the sacrifices we make to encourage the creative impulses of our loved ones. Truth is, it’ll look way better on Kathy than it ever could on me. Plus, once she works out the kinks on her own hat, I’ll put in an order for one with no bobbles.
Go Canada!


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