After a December of crocheting toys, a cold that would just not let me go and some changes in my plans, I didn't really feel like I had accomplished much. After binding off Flukra, a lace shawl I have been working on since August, I felt like I had earned a quick project. After seeing the nice hat Carla made for Jim's sister for Christmas and remember I had brought along the skein of indigodragonfly MCN Worsted I got as my October mystery skein with me to Parry Sound a plan was formed.
This hat worked up very quickly and is fits pretty well as either a slouch or as a tight toque with a folded up brim. However, I might not get the chance to wear it. My mom, who is more than knitworthy and has hosted me for Christmas going on 10+ days now, who does not seem to own any hats asked if she could have it and I have a hard time denying her a new knit now and then.
I need to tuck the ends and give it a gentle blocking and see if I can get another skein of nice sproingy MCN worsted to make another one for me!
- Details -
Project Name: Boxing Day Hat
Recipient: Well it was supposed to be, but I think it will go to my mom
Yarn: indigodragonfly MCN Worsted in Rusty the Rooster (a deep archive Special Edition)
- Yarn: This is my first time using a non-fingering weight indigodragonfly yarn and it is a nice sproingy MCN. I got a bit of dye on my fingers as I knit (I have harsh body chemistry), however I don't expect any bleeding when I send it for a bath.
- Pattern: Clean, simple and a nice FO, what more can a person ask for in a pattern.
Re-Knit?: Yeppers, I want one for me!