Firstly, thank you so much for the sweet comments on my Selbu Modern and the earflap hats in my last couple posts. Reading all your lovely words has really made me feel like a million dollars.
Secondly, I must be in a hat sort of mood these days.
Pattern: Snapdragon Tam by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Plucky Knitter Merino, Honey Wilkes colorway, about 75% of one skein used
Needle: Size 5 US circulars
Mods and Notes: No modifications! I knit the smallest size, and I did worry as I knit that it looked too small. After blocking it out on a dinner plate, the pattern opened up a lot and it fits perfectly. I would say that I have a smallish adult size head. : )
(That brooch, by the way, is from Jenny Lynne, an artist local to me – her etsy page is here!)
I’ve been in a bit of a knitting (and general) funk lately. Nothing seemed appealing to work on, and even thinking of which yarn to buy with my Christmas gift money wasn’t cheering me up. Going back to work after the holiday break always brings me way down, and I was stuck in the house in the afternoons and evenings due to yucky weather. The combination of not being able to go outside, and having to spend nine hours a day somewhere I don’t especially want to be, was making me pretty sulky. I made three major mistakes in the cabling of this hat, and had to painstakingly knit back and fix them. Blergh.
Happily, the weather has cleared a bit, I’ve been able to go for some good, long, head-clearing runs, and knitting is once again enticing. Yay!
I’m also completely entranced with a new book – At Home by my favorite author, Bill Bryson. It’s long (500-ish pages) and full of details about the history of home life. Love. It.
Read anything good lately?