I finally finished the Santa Stocking Cap! Yay! I can’t believe this project took nearly two months to complete. But I’ve said it many times — I’m the slowest knitter in the world.
To recap — pun not intended! — The pattern is called, “Long Winter’s Nap” from KnitPicks. It was from “A Trio of Cabled Hat Patterns,” and unfortunately the pattern is no longer available. I also used Wool of the Andes, in colors Hollyberry and Cloud. I used about 3 1/2 balls of the red and one of the ivory. All in all this hat was very fun to make, but it did take a long time, so I don’t know if I will do another one. It would have to be for just the right person, that’s for sure!
My daughter saw me trying the hat on yesterday and pronounced it just goofy enough to be “me.” Now the question is whether I am goofy enough to wear it to the office, even when it’s not Christmastime. Maybe I’ll save it for our first real snow.
Now, I move on to a rainbow-y colored baby blankie, inspired by the Aran Afghan project from Knitty Gritty, and my buddy Joan. I’m going to do a bunch of different squares in different stitch patterns. The squares will be done in panels so hopefully finishing will not be insurmountable. Wish me luck!
Happy Birthday, Steven! May all your dreams come true. It only seems like yesterday when we were bringing you home from the hospital! Time moves quickly when you’re grown, so don’t grow up too fast. I love you!