American Wool Series

Saturday, October 22, 2011


 Let me tell ya folks, I've had it rough the last couple of weeks. I was really really sick for just under a week - so sick that I called in sick three days in a row and I never ever do that. Ick. I've also accumulated quite the laundry list of homework and Little A starts preschool next week so I've been getting all of that stuff together. You'd think I wouldn't have time to knit, huh? Well, I've got some time and have figured out a way to do my reading for school and knit at the same time and that is the best kind of multi-tasking.  Anywho, while recuperating from the plague I dug out some nice little skeins of Silk & Ivory needlepoint yarn and cast on for a hat for Little A. I picked the yarn up a couple of months ago and had the idea for the hat rolling around in my head. This thing just flowed from the needles and I had one itty bitty ball of cream colored yarn left, super satisfying.

Pattern: My own
Yarn: Silk & Ivory Needlepoint Yarn
Needles: Addi Turbo #1 & #3 needles

This yarn comes in skeins just under 30 yards and is basically a heavy-ish fingering weight in a 50/50 merino silk blend. I used 5 skeins total - 2 for the brim/first stripe and one each for the rest of the stripes.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I don't plan on mine being as destructive as this but I can get a lot accomplished in one day off of work. Hmmm....