Friday, January 13, 2017

A Bit of Knitting

I entered 2017 with a goal of always having a project ready for a needle so that I could take advantage of any time in the evenings watching tv or when I needed a few minutes to sit quietly.  I do need variety to keep me interested so I've prepped some applique as well as queued up some knitting projects.

I finished my hat on Saturday and took it out for a spin on Sunday when temperatures were in the low 20s.  The hat kept my ears nice and warm and happy.  (I made the same hat in a different shade of blue for my dad for Christmas.)

We anticipated a major snow storm for days leading up to a disappointing overnight downpour of rain and sleet followed by a bit more than an inch of snow Saturday morning.
The snow made things pretty but the ice left the roads treacherous. (Side roads rarely get plowed here in central NC.  We generally wait until temperatures climb above freezing and for things to melt.)

Now on the needles is the same hat pattern but in green.  This hat will have a Harry Potter color scheme in it.  I'll share more when I'm done.

Pattern: Bankhead on Ravelry
Yarn: Rowan pure wool

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Nice hat! I'm going on a 5 hour road trip tomorrow and need some hand work. Hmmmm. I'll have to check out this hat pattern! Enjoy your day! XO

  2. I'm just getting back into knitting....I love the little sock stitch keepers, I'll hav to look for them. I've never seen anything like them!

  3. I like your idea to always have something ready to knit. I have several things on the needles but some of them have lost patterns or I didn't mark where I was in the pattern. We are expecting an ice storm this weekend so I plan to hunker down with my knitting projects and get them all straightened out so that I can pick them up and knit when time is available. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Such a pretty hat! We have been seeing more ice than snow this year too, way too much mud also!!

  5. That blue is a great colour. Reminds me...I think I have a hat, or two, that I started but never finished........

  6. I love knitting hats as they work up relatively quickly and use up leftover bits from other projects. I look forward to seeing your Harry Potter hat.

  7. I was just contemplating knitting a hat for myself. I have made only one before for my husband. Love yours! Looks extremely comfortable and warm.



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