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It’s Too Damn Cold!

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.

Thorpe knitted hat

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.

January Hat

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.


Winter is Coming

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.

Pooled hat BMF BFL Sport

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.

Fruit loop gloves in Madeline Tosh sock

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.