I maybe in planning mode for the big 'C', shhh, I know it's only September so I thought I better live in the moment and make something autumnal as well. Although, I think I'm doing ok so far on that front, see quick autumn gift wrapping and bring autumn colours indoors and for English country side autumnal views see outdoor Oxfordshire
One of the things I hoped to accomplish this year was to knit more and sporadically I have achieved this. To spur me on in the latter half of this year, I have just bought myself a gift... new needles from Knit Pro and I love them!!! I have been using their dpn all year but have now branched out to their circular needles, so it was with this in mind, I began to knit.
I decided to make a quick autumn hat with wool from my stash. Found a lovely orangey red 100% wool from Drops called Eskimo tucked away at the back of the cupboard and used 6mm needles. Casting on 50 stitches, I set to with no pattern.
|Using wool that I had, I'm trying not to buy any more, |
I began knitting
|Planning the leaf design and the distances |
between the three leaves
It really was a quick hat to knit, around two hours. It almost made itself, almost. I actually had three small balls of green that I used so that each leaf had its own yarn, this meant I was not carrying the yarn round the whole hat. It worked well mostly, but the yarn threads did tangle up a tad and twice I needed to stop to untangle, but I thought it worth it.
|Excuse the no make up look, |
am full of a heavy cold today
|We are experiencing beautiful |
autumn days at the moment
|Do you know how difficult it is to photograph |
yourself wearing a hat? It almost took longer
than the knitting itself!!!
I feel that should the weather turn and let's face it, it could any day now,
that I am ready and will be seasonal myself to boot!
♥ Have a great week wherever you are ♥