Newsflash: The shoemaker’s child is no longer barefoot. But I’m not quite ready to tell you about that, because it involves actually committing knitting to a form another human could decipher and reproduce. No sense telling you about it if I can’t tell you how to make it.
In the meantime, I have made good on my promise and followed up the Daisy Hat with another for L., this time in the most scrumptious cashmere it could only be called Elysium. The colorway is Ruby, from the Spirit Trail Fiberworks 2012 Knitting Club. It is the warmest, most beautiful glowing red; it could easily be a bouquet of roses, given where we are on the calendar.
The specs are virtually identical to its predecessor, with only the yarn changing.
Pattern: Daisy Hat by Irina Dmitrieva
Size: Large, but knitted with DK weight instead of worsted
Needles: Addi Turbo US 2 and US 1
Yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks Elysium, a special yarn for its 2012 Knitting Club, 100% cashmere, 1 skein
The finished hat weighed 39 g with 15 g remaining.
Project marriage score: 9, based on delight of the recipient
My campaign to establish something approximating order in our shoebox house is spreading to my knitting. However, everything in my world cannot, in fact, be cured with a basket.
There will be frogging. Widespread frogging. A few are projects that I do intend to make at some point, but not right now. At least one has been in time out for awhile because I lack the brain power to focus properly. Time to rip that out, too. It’s not the yarn’s fault or the designer’s. Just knitterly distraction. Little things, those I can handle right now. I feel a hat obsession coming on, largely owing to spending too much time outdoors with only one properly warm hand-knitted chapeau.
And in spite of having created something special just for her, Darling Girl is already clamoring for Maman to make something else. Immediately. She is relentless. (Wonder where she gets that from?)
Time to reclaim some needles.