So, the new MagKnits wended its way to my inbox yesterday. Recently, like many of you, I have begun to plan projects for which I already have the yarn. It's not that I can't buy yarn, or am on some sort of yarn diet. It's that it just seems the right thing to do, and it presents a wee design/planning challenge.
Someday it will be only slightly cold. I'm not talking about warmth (we Bostonians can't expect that until August). I'm talking about those days when a normal-weight jacket and light hat will do for you. I like to wear a winter hat until at least mid April (and last year I remember wearing my winter hat in JUNE during a freak stretch of cold, rainy weather) but sometimes a big, bulky, woolly thing seems too--well--big, bulky, and woolly. My Red Sox cap is fine for opening day, but otherwise I tend to curtail its use outside of Fenway Park. What's a knitter to do?
I love how this pattern is worked up in different yarn weights. I'll be using the worsted-weight version to use up about a half skein of Cascade 220 (it's all Cascade 220 all the time here at Subway Knitter).
Of course, this won't be started until after I finish Miranda's mittens and my second sleeve. How are those mittens coming, you might ask?