We covered up the broccoli and brussel sprouts and brought in the fruit trees. I brought my old lady rabbits indoors to stay.
And, of course, it was time for knitted and crocheted scarves and gloves and---HATS!
What in the world has been up with me and knitting hats? Well, fair isle, I'd say. I've found it quite addictive fun. And the happy satisfaction of being able to start and finish a project in just a few days. That's a plus as well.
|Not entirely happy with this first attempt. Yarn tension was way too loose.|
These are patterns from TinCanKnits who had a fair isle KAL during November. I didn't jump in and work a sweater--I just made these hats and am still dreaming of a sweater I might make.
A long time ago when I was about 19, a friend of mine went to live in Iceland for awhile. He sent his mother back the most beautiful sweaters. I remember her showing them off and saying how he had learned to knit. Well, that was it for me! At that moment I knew I wanted to learn to knit a sweater like that. And here I am--more than 30 years later and I'm just now getting close to really doing it at long last.
Meanwhile, I have yet another hat I'm working up while I dream.