Tuesday, November 22, 2011

off the needles

I haven't done a lot of knitting over the last few months. Well realistically I don't think I picked up my needles from sometime in May until September and even then I've really done very little knitting. But I'm finding now that the evenings are longer and the weather is a little more dreary that my thoughts are returning to knitting. There is something so homey and comforting about the sound of my needles softly clicking together.

I've had the idea of this hat in my mind for a while. I fell in LOVE with this colourway the moment I saw it. It's a perfect creamy, greyish neutral and while it is absolutely beautiful I think the name sealed the deal for me. It's called paper birch and it's a merino worsted from Sweet Fiber Yarns. It's amazingly dreamy to knit with! so so soft.

So anyways back to the hat. This is my first attempt at knitting on the fly, sans pattern. I have to say that overall I'm very happy with how it turned out. I wouldn't have minded if it was slightly slouchier and I'm still a little unsure about the crown decreases but, I need to block it still which may fix the slouchiness and I had planned to add a pompom to the top which would make the top irrelevant. All in all I'll consider it a success and try to put my perfectionist criticisms aside.
hat blog

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful!! Love the details :) and I'm crazy about the name of the yarn!!