there is going to be a parade of hats in the next month or two. this is just the beginning, the leader, twirling her little parade-baton.
i saw this pin shortly before packing for LA, which is also when i realized that none of my projects were quite travel-ready (except for my margaret dashwood shawl, but i always need two projects when traveling. because who knows what could go wrong and then you’d need something else? or what if you finish it? getting stuck without a project is absolutely NOT an option.). i immediately fell in love with it. it feels very contemporary, with the triangles, and i love the texture, and it looked simple but interesting, which is the best combination for travel knitting. and tv knitting.
so i grabbed the closest skein of worsted weight yarn, cascade 220 in a heathered periwinkle-ish blue, inherited when a friend was stashing down (side note: how do i ever expect to stash down if i keep adding to my stash in this way? am i just deluding myself?), and the appropriate needles, and shoved them in my purse.
do any of you guys have kindles? or tablets or e-readers? i got a kindle for christmas a few years ago, which is really great for travel reading. and i recently figured out that i can put pdfs on it. which has been a huge game changer! i have all of my patterns that i’m currently working on in the kindle, and i can pull them up where ever, and bookmark where i am and leave notes for myself. maybe you guys aren’t all pseudo-luddites like myself (it takes me a long time to figure out the full potential of gadgets) and already knew this? anyways, i love it.
FO: el pescador <–ravelry project page
pattern: dreiecke hat
yarn: inherited periwinkle cascade 220 heathers, around a half skein? 150 yards, tops.
needles: US size 6 (4mm) for the ribbing, 8 (5mm) for the body
mods: none. although if i were to do this again, i would likely tweak the decreases.
i finished this while we were gone, which is very satisfying. it’s named after the beach in malibu where we mucked around saturday morning (i owe you a post and pictures!). thanks to jillie for the pictures!