It’s been a year of blogging, now, because I remember taking pictures of my daffodils last year, and putting them up! Now one bright yellow flower blooms on the side of our house again, and the big snow pile in our neighbor’s yard is finally only a smudge and a kid’s orange snow shovel on the ground.

In a huge departure, I’ve been knitting hats. What can I say, I just love headwear. I must have been a milliner in a former life. Anyway, I found a pattern from Ravelry that I just love–the Mod Cables Hat. Is there nothing fantastic that ravelry can’t link to?
The designer made hers with Malabrigo, just another reason I couldn’t resist. I knit one myself last week in Valley Yarns’ Colrain, a tencel/merino mix with a nice shine which I thought might be good for spring.
Unfortunately, I knit it for a Silent Auction to benefit Second Harvest foodbank, and the cabling took a little longer than I expected, so I literally knit it, pulled the last few stitches tight, and handed it to my husband to deliver right on the deadline, so no pics, but it turned out well. So well, in fact, that I’m making one for myself right now (in Malabrigo of course), the Little Lovely colorway.

Next winter, I might have to make myself the matching mittens.


If you haven’t seen the new Knitcircus (available at Knitting Tree, and soon at the Sow’s Ear) here’s my Spring Cable hat design.

April 14, 2008 by Knitcircus

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