Happy New Year to all my fave cats and kittens!
This may surprise you but I have little patience for New Year and all the retrospective and resolutions. I’m a “do it now” kind of gal so I just don’t get it. Move forward please. That said, it doesn’t mean that I don’t make intentions for the coming year to motivate and focus, so that is done (again with the do it now).
That is my way of saying there are no fancy top/bottom five lists here, just a rather bad picture of a hat that I made for a present. I still have two more cowls to finish to make the “knitting for others” go AWAY! Luckily my friends understand that Christmas is a loose timetable. What you see above is a hat knit per request using Malabrigo Rios using Windschief pattern by Stephen West. I used two balls of Rios and changed yarn every row to get no pooling and weirdness. The color in the photo is totally wrong, the actual yarn is deep, rich purple. The only change I made to the pattern was to make the twisted rib section in a different place. The pattern has you end the twisted rib section by the join in the round of the yarn, but my joins aren’t pretty enough to be front and center (especially with the non elastic yarn) so moving that section is necessary and easy. My brief rav entry is here.
Tomorrow I get up at 3am and go to work, so today I will enjoy the THIRD batch of almond toffee this holiday season. Yes I said third. I better hope my uniform still fits.