After the push to get holiday gifts out, I’ve been looking at my knitting with exhaustion. I still have one gift left to finish–a sock from a pattern I’m working on, and let’s just say that the knitting progressed from enjoyable to “interesting” about the time I tried to put the thing on and realized I don’t understand the tension issues of making Fair Isle socks.
The project bag has been starting at me with mocking resentment for a few weeks. Not good news, really.
I had a skein of lovely seafoam alpaca in my stash that I’ve been waiting to make into a hat for myself for a few months, and I finally decided to work it into a hat. I chose Irina Dmitrieva’s Foliage Hat and I’m glad I did. It’s a perfectly delightful pattern, with just enough detail to be fun to knit but nothing complicated enough to be aggravating.
It does require you to pay some attention, however, so I wouldn’t recommend working on it after hot chocolate with a bit too much peppermint schnapps…just don’t look too closely at the crown.
Added bonus for this knit? I finally managed to sort out how the whole knitting cables without a cable needle works. That’s a skill worth mastering.