Friday, October 26, 2012

A new autumn hat

At long last sun!  Which means I get to show you both my Twisted Fiber Art Club yarn, and the hat I made with it:

(well, mostly the hat I made with it - I didn't wait to take a picture of the yarn cake before I cast on.  it was adorable so I kinda regret that.)

That's the back view with the hat worn up past my forehead.  I can never figure out how people pull that off.  It looks so much better on everybody other than me, their hats stay on unlike mine, and I can only assume their heads are built differently so as to not freeze.  

When I wear a hat, baby it's gotta be covering as much as possible because it gets so cold outside around here.

I haven't had a chance to test this in winter temperatures, but in the first fall chill, it's pretty awesome.  And soft?  Yummoliciously so.

Yarn: Twisted Fiber Art's Queen, in the 'Autumn' club colourway for fall 2012.  Sometimes super popular colourways come into wide distribution a year after the club release, so let's cross our fingers because this one is so pretty, don't you think?

Pattern: an improvisation by me.

I am so proud of myself for using up this yarn straightaway, such that I will have needles free when the next club installment turns up.  Normally I choke when club yarns arrive: even with Biscotte ones that come with a pattern, I think I should wait to have time and/or inspiration to do them justice, or at least finish what's already on the needles.  This time around I'm aiming to keep up with the yarn no matter what.  We'll see how that goes.

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The sunshine yesterday meant I was able to take photographs of the cute cowl I showed last week in yarn that was a gift from Trish.  This time I used a non-discontinued yarn from Biscotte in manly light grey; it's a great neutral and amazingly, it photographed well enough to show the pattern stitch.  With luck, I'll be able to write the pattern up over the weekend and get it posted here early next week for your free-pattern gift-knitting convenience.

In the meantime: have a great weekend yourself, and I'll see you back here Monday!


Jaderenee said...

So pretty. I love the stitch pattern and the colors. Good choice! Are you going to write this up into a pattern for us? I would love to make it.

Mary Keenan said...

I *could* write it up - I kept track of what I did when I made it - but I'd have to source a different yarn with a bit more yardage. So: not for a bit!