Tuesday, October 21

a quick hat

I've got a few finished objects up my sleeve to share, but I have so much to do today and I've already procrastinated enough, so you can just see one of them.

This is the Springtime in Philadelphia beret by Kate Gagnon. (She's the designer I recognized at Rhinebeck.) I have been wanting a slouchy hat and this one seemed perfect for fall: lightweight but wool and decorative. I used a ball of Knit Picks Palette from my stash, in Tidepool Heather. I ran out of yarn on the brim, and I had trouble getting the brim knit at all since the only needles I had that size were double pointed, and they kept slipping off, making the knitting very frustrating. I bought at 16" circular needle at Rhinebeck and reknit the brim yesterday, alternating two colors of Palette so the brim was long enough.
It's still drying, so I can't model it yet. But I can't wait to wear it!

On another note, on this day two years ago Christopher and I were married! On one hand I can't believe it's already been two years, and on the other I feel very content with how our lives are moving forward together, as partners in whatever we are doing. We have decided not to have our celebration tonight, since I'm in the middle of a project and his mid-semester grades are due this week. But we'll find a time.

Lastly, the gals from Mason-Dixon Knitting are going to be at the Brooklyn Library tonight at 6:30! I can't wait!! (especially because I forgot to go see the Yarn Harlot last week and am still kicking myself)

5 comments:

mooncalf said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

And nice hat! :)

knithound brooklyn said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lauren said...

I actually love the alternating colors in the brim of the hat... nice save!

jessicrum said...

Congratulations! I love the hat, too. The tidepool heather color looks better in these pictures than it does on the knit picks site...

Alyssa said...

congrats!!! I hope you two have many more happy years to come!!!