Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Instant Gratification

The Saturday after Thanksgiving being Small Business Saturday, NKD and I went out to support two of our favorite local small businesses. As it happened, NKD had not been in my LYS before, and after initially (and understandably) being mistaken for her twin sister KD, she stunned them all by announcing that she was my Non-Knitting-Daughter. She was raised by knitters, though, so while I took care of some business she ranged through the store, petting the yarn. When I was done, she took me around to introduce me her favorites. Not surprisingly (even her car is blue), this skein of Malabrigo Rasta Superbulky was a favorite.

After some heavy hinting on her part about what a beautiful hat it would make, we included it in our SBS purchases. Once we got home, we round it into a ball. My LYS had offered to wind it up, but NKD wanted to have some part in the process, and she makes a great knitting noddy.

A pattern was quickly chosen (how did we live before Ravelry's pattern search?), and in no time a hat was on the needles.

A very few hours later, the hat was on her head.

Pattern:     Big Chunky Comfy Hat, by Erica Kempf

Yarn:         Malabrigo Yarn's Rasta Superbulky in Sollis (804)

Needles:    size 11 dpns

Elapsed time, yarn purchase to head: 4 hours

1 comment:

  1. Love it! And it is wonderful that she makes such a good swift.