That Was Fast
Well, hello there! I hope all of you had a nice weekend and holiday, for those who live in the U.S. We had a great weekend, filled with lots of good food with dear friends, occasional walks, almost daily naps, and a tiny bit of Very Relaxed shopping (we did it on Wednesday and late Friday night). Like all good weekends, it went by really fast, even though it was twice as long as usual. We are slowly easing our way back into the swing of things and I am trying to figure out how much or little we will be doing in the next several weeks leading up to Christmas. But, we’ll talk about that later.
A holiday weekend wouldn’t be complete without any crafting, right? Well, there was a little bit of knitting this weekend, mostly done at night while watching whatever on TV while the husband was scanning the internet for shopping deals. As soon as I saw this new hat pattern by Kate Davies, I knew I just had to make it. Really, the time elapsed between me seeing the pictures on her blog and me starting the hat was less than 30 minutes.
Those who know me, know that I love snow. I love everything about snow; the way it looks when it is falling, the way it makes everything look new and beautiful, but most especially, I love how the whole world is hushed by the snow. I am a sucker for anything with a snowflake on it: decorations, wrapping paper, fabric, and, not lastly or leastly, knitting patterns.
I have to say, this pattern is a winner. I especially love, love the crown design. It uses just two colors, so it is the easiest fair isle knitting a person could do. The pattern is easily recognizable once you’ve gotten through the first half of the first snowflake, so you are not likely to go very far without catching a mistake. There is one mistake that I didn’t catch until several rows later, but it isn’t likely to be one that anyone else notices, so it will stay. Now that it is done and blocked, I see that the yarn I used may not have been ideal. It’s a two ply Gotland yarn that I got from Blacker Yarns in the UK. A three ply yarn might have made the snowflakes stand out a bit more. Maybe, I’ll just have to make another one.
Initially, the weather gurus were predicting a fairly harsh winter for us with lots of snow, but they have since changed their minds. Well, whether it snows outside or not, there will be snowflakes on my head this winter. Let it snow!