Depending on which weather forecaster you believe, Colorado Springs will receive from 8 to 20 inches (that's 22 to 55 cm for my Australian readers) of snow this weekend. Eeeek! Knitting weather for sure!
Before I show you the photos of my "beginnings," here is a "finish." This is hat #19 of my 52 Hats for Sailors project. The pattern is Noctilucent Cloud by Kate Agner, and the red yarn is Cascade Yarns Superwash Aran. The variegated yarn is a one-off from Colorful Yarns by the Mineville Yarn Project. A fun, and fast, knit!
I'm trying to make more "XL" hats for Sailors. Both my DH and My Little Sailor wear large-sized hats, so I figure there must be a lot of XL heads in the Navy!
My first "cast on" project is the Brickless Shawlette. I fell in love with this yarn at Ewe & Me. It's "Yowza" by Miss Babs. The colorway is "Perfectly Wreckless," a Babette colorway. "Babettes are one-of-a-kind, unrepeatable colorways. Several knitters chose the same colorway when Deb received the order from Miss Babs, and it's amazing how different each giant (560 yards!) skein looks.
[Note: Thanks, Sheryl, for letting me know I purchased Color 19, Spring Lilac. Isn't it gorgeous?]
Although this yarn looks like mohair, it's made from cotton, acrylic and polyester. I love mohair, but I go nuts itching when I wear it. I'm hoping this will be wearable for me. If it's not, it can go into the Christmas-gifts box!
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