Yeah! The secret knitting project is done (which shall remain un-disclosed, suffice it to say I’ve discovered linen stitch and I love it) and so is the hat! In record time!
Just a little matter of weaving in a few ends…
The pattern is nothing, really. Just cast on some, knit around with charts from this fab book, knit until it’s big enough then decrease. That’s the pattern. I did rip back once since I am chronically underestimating the height of a human head, but other than that it went fine. I have a cashmere sweater with a conspicuous stain in the front, which I’ve been wearing despite the stain, which people keep pointing out to me… so I’ll cut it up and line this hat with it. I have vague plans to make matching mittens and use the sleeves of the sweater for the same purpose of lining them also.
I’ll now spend an hour or so with a glass of wine and my pattern magazines and books and try to formulate a plan for the next step. But the knitting bag is empty and ready for a new project! I’ll be off with some friends at a knitting retreat of our own creation on a lake in New Hampshire. The weather will be cool when we get up and at night, with days in the 70’s, clear and dry, sounds like a perfect weekend to knit a sweater.