I should have stopped being amused by this combination about half way through the hat. I did not. I remain completely and apologetically amused and delighted.
So there’s this thing where I have an idea, then I talk to some of my very favorite yarn makers, then they send me yarn, then I play with it. I believe technically it’s called ‘my job,’ but really it feels like way too much fun to be a job.
Two of the latest yarns to arrive (they’re for next year’s book) are from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
Right, so you know how pretty much all knitting is lovely and fun and a good thing? But then there’s some knitting that is just Your Personal Perfect Knitting? Yeah, so this is mine.
So yeah, totally my sort of hat. There will totally be a pattern (first I suspect I may knit a second variation on the hat or maybe even a cowl or some mitts or something…maybe…it might just be perfect enough to stand on its own). But for now, I’m just going to sit here and pet it.
First things first, you’ve got to put your time in on the band. There’s no way around it.
I’m pretty sure this is exactly the right thing to do with that yarn you bought in an effort to be more colorful, but then you realized you are secretly a little scared of too much color, and so you tucked it away in the back corner of your stash where it couldn’t give your other yarn any upstart ideas.
Well that took no time at all. Normally I’d do several posts of progress shots just to show you how something was coming along (and assuage any concerns I was spending all my days napping), but this was knit in pretty much two sessions, so it hardly seems fair. I’m going to sneak some progress shots in just because I actually did grab them, but really just imagine the whole hat zooming together so fast it’s a blur.