Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nothing says "instant gratification"

like bulky weight yarn and a good hat pattern. Oh sure, you can knit smaller items, and possibly even simpler items. But it's mid-October, the temperature's dropping, and when I mentioned to KD that I was awash in a sea of reverse stockinette, beginning to be bored with my current project, she stepped up. Or rather drove down, for other purposes, but she brought me a skein of yarn. The next day, I cast on a hat. Today, I wore it. And that's just enough of a break to send me back to that sea of blue, heartened to take on the waist shaping.

Yarn: Lion Brand Lion's Pride Woolspun, a bulky acrylic/wool blend of 12 twisted strands, not anything you'd ever want to use a sharply-tipped needle on, in a yummy shade of heathered garnet and black

Needles: #10 (6 mm), two small circulars (because I couldn't put my hand on my dpns fast enough)

Pattern: Johnny Vasquez's Gridiron Hat

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