pattern: Bespeckled Hat by Alexandra Tinsley
yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted (approximately 149 yards)
needles: size US 8 / 5.0mm and US 9 / 5.5mm 16" circulars and dpns
I do love a good Bepseckled Hat! Back towards the end of June, I knit my way through five Bespeckled Hats which I sent to the Chicago Food Pantry. It's a fun pattern, full of little bits of knitting that looks like hearts all over, and a giant pom (should you want to put one on).
I've been getting bogged down in the details of all the hats on my list - between giveaways that all ended at the same time to a few Hats On People hats still needing to get made and sent out, I would be busy enough. But I've also got bunches of hats I WANT to make, to send to sailors and to Chicago and to Maine. Hats I want to drop off at the local VA Hospital.
I'm also in the midst of learning new forms of organization. That's not entirely true, I suppose -- I'm re-learning and altering older forms of organization, those that I used last time I was in school. Mixing study with work with knitting with pleasure reading, and I'm figuring out how to get it all done.
I wonder if I'll need to add specific hats to specific days on my planner? Not to keep me on track with my knitting, but to give myself permission to knit? I don't know if I like the idea of scheduling knitting time like that, but it may be an option.
I'm curious to know how you all find time to knit when you're in the busy seasons of life -- do you schedule time? Always have yarn on-hand in case you have five seconds?
I'm making 300 hats in 2013. This is hat 9 / 300.
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