It was a lovely weekend in this part of Georgia. A bit overcast but nice just the same. The weather wasn't cold at all. Though I didn't turn on my television much, I guessed the temperature to be around 55-60 degrees.
Many times on the weekend I am hustling towards Atlanta whether it's on the main highway for a direct route or through the back way (through Snellville, Lawrenceville and other small towns). I'm either headed to visit family and friends, to eat out or to shop, or to do all three. This weekend however, I simply stayed here in town. I did a lot of e-mail catching up and knitted on a few projects. I chose not to go out for coffee, or to do any resale shopping or eat out. I simply stayed home. I kept it simple and wasn't bored at all.
I found this hat on Ravelry a few days ago and loved it. It's called Elementary and is designed by Mandy at Zigzagstitch. Mandy created this hat for her class of beginning knitters. Now that I think about it, I may pass this pattern on to a friend of mine that is intimidated by circulars and knitting in the round. I however, chose this pattern for it's simplicity.
At first I was fretting a bit because I thought the yarn to be splitty but, I adjusted. All went well.
This pattern is perfection for me because though I am addicted to cables, I absolutely love clean lines. It's definitely a do-again.
A simple beanie by Noro Kureyon on #7's in Colorway #183
Debbie Bliss in Wool-Ease (Denim) done on #7's
Turn A Square Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted and Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (black) on #7's
A Tiny Hat (done for the fun of it/stash buster) in Red Heart Ltd. Fiesta on #6 dpn's
(my own pattern)
and last but not least... Just to let you know, it's okay if you laugh at this picture, seeing as all of my friends did. I had no one to model this hat at the time... I had to use my resources.
My Mom's hat to match her Debbie Bliss Bobble and Cable Scarf
this is done in Patons Classic Merino in Sage (my own pattern)
I just cast on another Cherry Garcia (double strand) with more of my Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in a blackish yarn. I'm sending my son a care package this weekend up to Michigan. I have another project or two planned which I'll share with you in my next post.