We're busy getting our Fall started the only way we know how: Camping! SK is obsessed with making Play Lists. I'm nutty about finding campfire knits. I never like to take something that will suck in the campfire smell. This rules out big projects that I won't finish within two weeks after the tent has been stored. I usually bring socks, but I wanted something else this year. When the Girls were visiting, I picked up Hat Heads. This has been the first knit book that has gotten me really excited! I can't remember the last time I bought a knit book. I've been bored by recent pages. I'm not sure what this book did to excite me. It's full of simple beanie styled hats. How difficult is that? But I like the concept of knitting for friends. Hats are a quick knit & there's nothing better for an uninterested Knitter. So I promised the Girls hats.
I'm using Rowan Felted Tweed for both hats. And true to form, this hat is completed! Charted knits fly off my needles. Watching the pattern form keeps me knitting when I should be sleeping. I need to stop at the yarn store & grab another ball for the second hat. With the second hat, I'm going to knit a little longer hat. If that looks & fits better, I'll rip out this one and add some length.
Happy Labor Day!
p.s. Felted Tweed might become my favorite yarn. Watch out Cascade.