It's Wednesday and time to see/hear what you all have been reading and knitting! I just finished off a warm hat for myself. I found a simple color pattern that I liked, made a gauge, measured my head and then multiplied my gauge by my head measurement, fudged the numbers to fit the color pattern I liked, and voila! I had a hat.
I used KnitPicks Palette yarn. Love the stuff. It's good work horse yarn that won't let you down. It's hard to find a yarn shop that stocks a bunch of fingering weight yarn that is good for colorwork, so KnitPicks has become my go-to place for colorwork yarn.
I snuck in a bit of red inside the brim to give it a bit of fun on the underside. Don't you just love doing things like that? A bit of color where you least expect it. I haven't blocked it. But I have a feeling I will be wearing it before it makes it to the blocking board. It's just that cold outside and it's just too exciting to have a new hat to wear.
I just finished up Adventures in Yarn Farming.... oooo, I love it! It's one of those books I'm going to have to buy now. It's that worthy! Although it has cured me a bit of wanting my own sheep. Sounds like tough, but rewarding work.
I've started into Bread and Wine and have already benefited from it immensely! But I'll have to go into that in another post.
So what have you been working on?
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