One of the several reasons why I love knitting is the sense of gratification one gets by seeing your project grow. You can see your progress, your efforts and time becoming a thing. This past weekend, I saw the efforts of my labour come together fairly quickly as I’m knitting away for Christmas and, conveniently at the same time, working away at my stash.
I can write about these projects because a) I’m not specifying for whom they were made, and b) I doubt the recipients will read this blog. I think this is a safe space. If you think you know the destined recipients, please, keep my secret!!
Saturday evening, this beauty flew off my needles. Bulky weight, 6 millimetre needles. I LOVE how simple the hat is, but then the designer hit you with a pop of interest with the crown decrease and these lovely cables. The pattern is Subtle Twist Hat by Jennifer Tallapaneni, and I used up the better part of a skein of Berroco Vintage Chunky.
I’ve also started a hat I’ve been wanting to make for a while, Pathways by Erica Harbin. This lovely hat was inspired by one worn on the show Once Upon a Time, and the first season of that show was filled with lovely pieces of knitwear. I’ve had Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 85 in my stash for years now, and it is working up like a dream in this project! The plying of this yarn is unusual, but it’s not affecting the fabric being created, so I’m happy.
I may find excuses to knit a few more hats because they are a seriously quick project, and I’m rather happy to find use for yarn that I’ve had on the shelves for some time now. The Mercury is dropping and a few snowflakes have fluttered by. Winter is coming, friends. I’m sure it won’t be hard to find reasons for hats.