When I was in Rhode Island for Knitting Weekend, one of my customers showed me a hat she had made with my yarn. It looked warm and soft and squishy and . . . I was tempted to put it on my head. It was a cold day in the mill, and my head was the only thing not covered in wool.
That same weekend I saw another version of the same hat walking around the mill. My daughter and I both commented on it, and I tucked the idea away for future reference.
The other day when I came in from one of my shoveling shifts, I remembered that hat. It seemed like the perfect project when I wanted to knit but was too tired and sore to focus on anything very complicated.
Rikke Hat. Glorious garter stitch. While I worked on the hat, I browsed through my copy of Cast On, Bind Off. It's fascinating . . . so many options.
It's hard to believe January is almost gone, but here we are. It's time for the monthly giveaway. Leave a comment. What are you knitting these days? What colors are you attracted to in winter? Is there a seasonal difference? Any tips on great patterns? Please include your Ravelry ID. The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice. The contest closes on Monday, February 2, 2015.
If you're in the Northeast, our weather forecast includes excellent knitting conditions. Stay warm and safe!