I had to take a break from working on my temperatures scarf. February so far consists of grey (0-9), pink (10-19) and white (below 0). Knitting this project was just too depressing. There is about 10 feet of snow on the ground and it’s about -5 right now .The inefficiencies of the T aren’t helping either. This morning I waited 25 minutes in sub zero temperatures for an over crowded bus with a broken window. The scarf just reminds me how horrible this winter is.
So instead of knitting on the scarf of sadness I knit a hat instead.
It’s bright and has earflaps and looks a little ridiculous but it’s a great hat. I have enough leftover yarn to make a matching scarf or a pair of mittens.
My first completed project of the year is a new hat:
Yarn is my handspun, pattern is a slightly modified Trivium. It was a quick easy knit. I knitted the entire thing while snowed in during the first blizzard of the year. It then sat in my knitting pile waiting for buttons for a few weeks. The buttons are supposed to be functional, but it’s been so cold out that I sewed the side of the hat shut, so at this point they are decorative. When it hit 0ºF outside warmth is more important than fashion.
It’s day 5 of a heat wave and it’s too hot to be outside. The attempted natures walks of yesterday did not end well. Staying inside in the air conditioning meant I had some time to finish up a couple of projects. I finished up a hat and pair of fingerless gloves.
Hat is knit from my own improvised pattern, yarn is Blue Moon Fiber BFL sport color way Drucilla.
The only thing I had to do was weave in the ends. It took about 10 minutes of effort. Basic pattern is CO 90, join. K2 P1 for about an inch. Knit 4 inches (hat is now 5 inches long). Place markers every 10 stitches and decrease.
Gloves are Fruit Loop Gloves in Madeline Tosh Sock, color is Tart.
I started these last summer in Montreal, and I only had the thumbs to finish. Pattern modified to make them fingerless. I learned that it is really hard to take a picture of your own hand. Yarn in the picture is for the next problem that I am going to cast on.