pattern: Elizabeth, by Jane Richmond
yarn: Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, approximately 100 yards
needles: size US 11 / 8.0 mm 16" circular needle
This hat was made for me, to wear as I walk to and from the bus and all around campus a few days a week. Followed the pattern exactly, and love the hat! Although ... it is a bit breezy on my ears for a "dead of winter" hat. And as I have super sensitive ears, I may make myself another one of these with my 7.0mm needles. I have enough yarn left, and LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern!
One week of classes under my belt, and I can already see the effects on my knitting. I have a list of "fun hats" to knit ... full of cables and color changes and all sorts of needing to read the pattern as I go. Hats that need to be sent off to folks who won giveaways, folks who are going to be part of the Hats On People project.
And yet, what is on my needles, hat after hat, are the simple ones. A few inches of ribbing and then stockinette, letting the yarn do its thing while I just knit and knit away. I know that this is my way of giving my brain time to catch up to the quick new schedule I find myself with - so much more activity added to my days now, and these "old bones" need time to adjust!
I am also acutely aware of the photo quality of the hat pictures - my phone does not have the best camera, and while I love documenting each hat on Instagram as I make them, I may have to pull out the "real camera" for a few more months until I can upgrade to something with a better camera. I know I'm not the best photographer out there, but the level of blur whenever there's not absolutely perfect light? It's starting to get old.
I'm also wondering if this is the best format for presenting these hats. Did you miss the notes and thoughts on each pattern as I've made it? I'm starting to think I did, and so switched back to "a post per hat". Which yes, that will give me more work to do in an already busy schedule. But it will also give each hat a bit of the love it is definitely due!
Rambly thoughts today ... I can tell my brain is starting to fill back up again with literary theory, along with the newness of educational theory and pedagogy, linguistics (which is brand new to me, and which I am loving ... more needs to be said on that), and all the "deep English-major thoughts" that come along with that.
I'm making 300 hats in 2013. This is hat 6 / 300.
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