The Most Knitty-full Time of the Year

A few days ago, I taught Neve how to knit.  At least, I cast on 10 stitches and taught her the knit stitch.  It was quite a trial of patience.  There was a lot of trying and re – trying and frustrations and dropped stitches and knitting into the wrong loops, and I was ready to call the whole thing a failure.  But she kept going back to it, and now she has about 6 inches of garter stitch knitted up.  And it looks pretty darn good, too.

She might just have a scarf by Christmas.

I have also been knitting.

Paul bought me a nice LL Bean barn coat in a Navy / tan combo for, well, barn work and I have been wanting a nice warm hat to match.  It took awhile for me to find just the right yarn, but I settled on some Malabrigo Rasta in colorway “Luna Negra” .  It arrived yesterday and I got right to work, using the Yarn Harlot’s Unoriginal Hat pattern.

By last night, I had this:

It’s so ridiculously soft I can’t even believe it.

The colors match my coat perfectly.