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.
It goes without saying, but your hat model is adorable.
Another knitter to join our ranks, awesome! Just guard your stash! Lovely hat, you should model it with your coat. I am longing for some handspun to make a Thorpe (I know, some women long for hunky males and diamonds and furs. I want a Thorpe hat made out of handspun.), but I still have Xmas knitting to do, so I’ll wait a bit more. I’m thinking that MAYBE it’ll be cold enough to wear a hat for a while past December!