I found I just needed a little break from shawl knitting. I was looking though my collection of patterns and books by Stephen West and my husband saw this hat and said "oh, I'd wear that hat". Wa la......decision made on pattern......now the yarn choice.
Since this was going to be his hat, he wanted to pick out the colors and of course it had to be from one of our animals. So off to the basement we went. He picked out this yarn that has a very muted, earthy look. He thought the color was very "man-ly".
Then we needed to find accent colors. I don't know about you but it seems I have a never ending supply of left over yarns from various projects. He selected his colors and his new hat was on my needles in no time. He was very willing to be my model.......
This was a very simple and quick knit. Just what I needed as a break from what seems like never ending shawl patterns and I have a very happy husband.....win win!
On the spinning front......
Last week I shared my current project for the Tour de Fleece. I thought it was going to take forever to get all three singles spun, but I'm happy to say, this is not the case. Once I had the suri/merino roving done and moved on to "top", it's moved along quickly.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend and we'll see you next week.