Happy March to all, in like a lion, out like a lamb? I don’t know, but winters sure aren’t what they used to be. That said, it has been cold but the temps are slowly climbing and I-am-ready! Daylight saving this weekend too, so darker morning for a bit, but the payoff is the longer days. We’re starting to talk about the garden, what we want more and less of this season..
February was a hat knitting month and I finished two for Jeff. The first is the August Hat by Sarah Soloman. I used two shades of Malabrigo with much less contrast than I thought, but the result is quite nice, is warm, and he loves it… a good fit too.
The second was a quick and really fun knit. It’s the Jacques Cousteau Hat from Lalla Designs that’s been a free download on Ravelry forever!
I used a long time stash yarn called Guernsey by Wendy Yarns in the deepest navy blue. This yarn is rough, maybe too rough for some but I loved it! It reminded me of rugged Norwegian yarn. It knit up quickly and has a fun spiral decrease and does fit the shape of his head when pulled down!
Did you see those stunning nostepinne? Jeff is making them now and three have just been listed. I’m happy to offer them again… I do have a swift, but not a yarn winder. My winding is done with one of my many nostepinne 😉 The process is enjoyable to me and I get to know the yarn, find any knots (hopefully never) and am able to wrap a bit looser than a mechanical yarn winder that I find to be a bit too tight. Well it’s Wednesday so back to the sewing room I go. Till next time….. knit on good women…