Merry Christmas everyone!
I know I wrote on Friday that I was taking the weekend off. Clearly, I need help, because I just can't stay away from the blog! Here's a bonus post for those of you who are roaming around blogland after (or before) your holiday dinners.
I managed one more holiday knit before I left home:
Here's a sneaky hat that I made from the Wool Ease left over from my dad's mittens. He loves the set. I'm sure that he's pining away for the next blizzard when he can use them while he uses the snowblower.
As I was knitting away on my hat (update tomorrow, I promise) I noticed that I had forgotten my US6 needle at home. Being out in Western Massachusetts means that I could easily succumb to the siren song of WEBS. In all honesty, I wasn't planning to go up there this weekend (do I need more yarn? answer: no), but a US 6 is required for the hat's middle section. A trip to the yarn store was in order!
Maybe deep down I forgot the needle on purpose. I hopped in the car (no subway out here, people) and twenty minutes later I found myself in Northampton. There I was, with a pair of Addis in my hand, standing in front of the Cascade 220.
That's Cascade 220, colorway 9411. Claudia's version of Celtic Harbor Hat is coming out very well. She has inspired me to tackle Fair Isle when I knit mine. The actual color is a much darker green, but this photo does a great job of picking up all of the other colors in these hanks. This yarn will coordinate perfectly with my winter coat.
With my newly purchased needles, my current hat is looking good. Stay tuned!