Sundays have turned into the day to do quick projects. For the past few Sundays, I’ve started & completed one project – I’ve done a couple of Calorimetrys (Calorimetries?) – one I wrote about, one for a swap gift and another one for myself that isn’t that exciting – as well as Boo (I’m actually making another Boo today actually). So as I was trolling through my blogs the other day, I came accross a cute hat on one that my skein of Alpaca with a Twist Highlander was begging to be made into. I whipped it up on my lazy Sunday & absolutly adore it.
Started: October 12
Completed: October 12 (probably a total of 5 hours)
Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist Highlader, about 3/4 of a skien
Pattern: Robin’s Egg Blue Hat
Needles: Size 9Us circ & dpns
Notes: No mods on this hat at all – it came out perfectly. I love this yarn so much – I made my Panta out of it nearly 2 years ago and a couple of hats for friends last year and it is just so perfect for small items like hats & scarves – soft, warm, and non itchy. I don’t know if I would attempt a sweater of it – bulky yarn + bulky body = not the look I’m going for – but it is one of my fave yarns.
I’m also loving how the button looks on it:
I picked this up at WEBS, thinking it would be for a sweater, but decided that it would be better suited for my hat since I only had one anyway. I think hat will get a lot of use this winter – love the alpaca!
In non knitting adventures, I went on my first Leaf Peeping trip with my dearest friends and CoffeeBoy. We had a wonderful time, up in the White Mountains in New Hampshire – it was a perfect day, sunny & cool and the leaves were stunning. I couldn’t stop snapping pictures. Here’s one I love, even though it doesn’t have as much of the pretty leaves in it.
You can see all my Fall Foliage Tour pictures here.