I’ve had this finished for over a week but I finally bought a button yesterday and sewed it on last night. So this is officially done – and Cieara was nice enough to model it for me while she ate her dinner.
I loved this pattern – very well written, interesting to make and I love the button. This is a little big on Cieara, but fits me well. I really enjoyed the pattern, and am already planning on making another one.
I used alpaca sportweight that I bought on vacation in Maine a couple of years ago – its very soft and was very much like handspun. It was really nice to use stash yarn – I’m trying hard to do that, and love these small projects that help use one or two skeins of special yarn. I think I was supposed to block the hat, but I don’t see the point – it never holds and I think it looks ok without blocking.
All in all, I am really pleased with the hat – cute pattern, great yarn – and a very fast knit. And it couldn’t be better timing – we are heading to Indiana this weekend for a wedding and its supposed to be cold – so I’ll be bringing this along!
I love fall – this is my favorite time of year, and we had a great weekend. We went apple picking – I’ve never been and it was amazing! If you haven’t gone, you should. We bought so many apples we will have them for a while, but they are so good it was hard to resist. We tried a lot of varieties, most new to us, and it is amazing how different apples can taste. Larry made me an amazing cake – if you like chocolate cake, I recommend this recipe – it was gone by the next day.
And Cieara made something today…little mini cupcakes! I can’t wait for dessert tonight (and I’m going to have to walk every day to work it all off!).
I’m just about done with the cowl – I was really busy this weekend, and had less time than planned for knitting. But I’m just about done – and already bought the yarn to make another one as a gift. Great pattern!
OK, off to knit – have a good week!