The cold seems to have settled in here. I don’t want to leave my warm bed in the mornings, and we turned on the heat. Our overnight temperatures have been enough to frost, and despite my best attempts to limp my tomato to a few warmer days, I might just need to admit defeat. Next year is another year to try again.
Yesterday I went to my first fiber fest in two years. I wrote about it here. The short recap: I got pretty yarn, a picture, and some poutine. It was nice.
I got my COVID booster on Wednesday. On Thursday I was just SO TIRED. My injection site only hurts now if I poke it hard, so I just avoid that. Other than that, I’m felling normal. I’m going to use my vaccination to justify not getting anything finished. Yeah…. the vaccine. NOT at ALL my own brain ants.
I have decided the black kid-silk and the alpaca mystery yarns look good together and coordinate ok with the variegated brim. I am not 3 pattern repeats into the body of the hat. I intend to work 6 pattern repeats before I start the gathered crown. I will reevaluate to see if I want a longer, more absurd hat. Because winter is dreary- and being fun weird is a reprieve from all the drabness.
This hat uses a waste-yarn tubular cast-on. Honestly, I really love it. If I’m using 1×1 rib, tubular cast-on, ALL THE WAY.
I made a little instructional video a while ago on how to do it. It is in two parts. See below.
Until next time!!