or perhaps more appropriately, little blue hurricane hat. this was knit over the weekend while keeping
one ear on the dreadful news reports. knitting is truly therapy, with every stitch tension melts
away and a soothing rhythm develops, very much like a meditation.
i'm joining ginny's small things again for the weekly yarn along, where it's all knitting and reading and inspiration.
this is the very funny blocking tecnique for this hat. first step, wet block and then stretch the hat over and around a dinner plate. this is important so the pattern will fully show, otherwise it looks like a lump of (unattractive) knitted wool.
next, with a piece of waste yarn, make a running stitch around the brim where the ribbing meets the cableing and cinch it tight (remove after drying). this keeps the part that fits around your head from becoming too stretched out. a brilliant idea!
reading: i've fallen behind in this series, there is already a new book out i need to get. i have to buy them, since i love them so and want to keep and reread them. again and again. (in depth love post for alexander mccall smiths books, the #1 ladies detective agency). oh! and see my new vintage blue enamel pitcher? it's danish and i think terribly cute. it does a splendid job of holding needles without toppling over.
the pattern blooming
baby sweaters wrapped up and delivered
brambles beret, ravelry notes here. happy yarn along day knitters and happy wednesday everyone!