I don’t know about the rest of you (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least!) but from where I sit, winter doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. The days are (thankfully!) getting a bit longer, but the cold, wind, and damp are very much alive and well. And the hat I keep reaching for again and again is my recently completed Bracken Beanie, which I was lucky enough to test knit for the very talented Jenni Barrett. And good news — if you need a scrummy hat to keep you and yours warm during the winter that’s still to come, the pattern is now available on Ravelry!
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Yesterday evening, just as the last bits of color were fading from the sky, Mr. N and I decided to take advantage of the dry evening and pop out for an evening walk. Even though it’s only early September, it’s already feeling quite cool in Lancaster (or “fresh” as I’ve noticed the weather reporters are calling it). Unfortunately, the delivery of our things from the US has been delayed, so I don’t even have a jacket with me at the moment, but as I was about to walk out the door, wrapped up in my Starting Point, it occurred to me that I do have a woolly hat with me — my Talmadge Cloche, which I finished just before we left Los Angeles! So I popped it on and resolved I’d remember to tell you a bit about it before the weekend was out.
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Knitting: Well, this picture might look a little familiar. Sure, the socks are a little longer, and the hat brim is a bit further advanced than it was two weeks ago … it’s just, you know, been ripped out and reknit since! The important thing is, after letting it sit for a few days, I got my Constellate re-cast on, and I’m glad that I went ahead and restarted it. The twisted rib is just so pretty … I would have been sad whenever I looked at my brim and knew that the rib * should * have been twisted. And, ahem, I’m almost back to the start of the hat’s patterning — I’d made it two repeats in before I ripped it all back last week! Mr. N’s Smooth Operators are growing (as is the yarn’s pooling!) It’s time to put the yarn in for the afterthought heel — I might even have them done for him before our February visit!
Reading: I still haven’t been reading (for pleasure, I should say! I do lots of reading for work), and I want to change that. I just need to make myself stop knitting a little earlier in the evening and get in bed before before I’m too tired to read! But I had a knitting query yesterday about which I knew Elizabeth Zimmerman would have something to say. So I pulled out my trusty copy of Knitting Workshop. Sure enough, EZ had some instructions – slightly terse, but encouraging me to be courageous and move boldly forward — on a question I had about different yoke constructions. And it also meant I could read over the lovely inscription my mom wrote when she gave me the book — and wish we weren’t several states apart, but instead could be sat knitting together!
Hopefully, next week I’ll have some new knitting or reading to share. Til then, pop on over to the original Yarnalong post to see what others are working on, and tell me what you’re up to in the comments if you’re so inclined!