Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A cheer-up hat
My last post was a little gloomy, but I made it through a tough week and I'm feeling better now. The winter is dragging on, so what better to lift my spirits than a bright little baby hat? Making up the pattern as I go, using up some very soft superwash wool leftovers in blue, green, and yellow. It's for a friend whose shower I can't attend, so in my place I'll send some handknit love for the new baby-to-be. It's not teeny tiny, because I want it to fit next winter when the little head will be a little bigger.
I learned a new cast-on at community knitting last night. Well, I didn't learn it - I half-tried and couldn't get it right away so I let it go. But I tried again today with this hat and it just clicked into place. It's called the Old Norwegian cast-on, and it's a bit complicated but really nice. Funny how it just needed to marinate in my brain overnight. Knitting is repetitive and you can learn a few basics and do lots of things with them, but it's fun to shake it up and learn something new now and then.
Next week Alek and I are going away to stay a few days in a warm place, yay! I haven't seen the ocean in several years, and Alek has never seen it. Should be an adventure and some much-needed sunshine and R&R for us both.
Posted by Amy at 1:32 PM