Well, it's clear I won't win any style awards this morning... After cheerily chatting away to loads of people this morning I got back in the truck and noticed my toque perched crazily on my head making me look either drunk or deranged. Fabulous. Note to self: check mirror before leaving privacy of own vehicle. Also make self a new hat that has less potential for weirdness. LolOh yes. I'm a style maven I tell you! ha ha! I'm sorry there isn't photographic evidence of the incident - I was far to mortified to do much more than immediately
So to that end I set to work choosing a new hat pattern. Being that I'm well on my way to becoming Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew Cubbins with his 500 hats (according to my Ravelry project pages I've knit 46 hats since joining the site in 2008 - only mine are different, haven't all been for myself and no royalty is being offended by them so far as I know), I had a hard time choosing a pattern. I narrowed down the list and put it to a poll in two of my Ravelry groups and the clear forerunner ended up being Tin Can Knit's Sitka Spruce. Fair enough. It is a lovely pattern, I had it in my library from their 12 Days of Christmas pattern freebies in December, and I certainly had enough choices in worsted weight in my stash to easily make it. Also, I really like how Tin Can Knits patterns are written. So a new hat, in a new style for a new year.
|Getting started! I do love twisted rib!|
|Car knitting - never leave home without it!|
|Blocking on a dinner plate|
This morning I decided to brave the -35C windchill and I put my hat on to head outside for a few modelled shots of it. Apparently, it was not dry. Within a minute of being out the door there was frost clinging to the fuzzy fibres of the hat.