Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I've become a bit obsessed by hat patterns since making my de Beauvoir style turban. I particularly like the Quincy hat by Jared Flood with its slightly daggy echoes of a nineteen-twenties cloche. But it's made from 12 ply (chunky) yarn and I had none in my stash so I pushed the attraction to the back of my mental knitting queue.
But then I saw MissFee's Bendigo Rustic yarn in Graphite that was part of her haul from her Victorian trip. Instant desire. So, I ordered a skein from Bendigo Woollen Mills and received not only the satisfyingly hefty 200gm ball of deep grey wool, but also their shade cards. What excellent customer service. I had never shopped with them before, and I bought only a single ball of wool, but they had the nouse to see me as a potential customer and tempt me to further purchases.
I didn't really mean to start knitting the hat. I have other projects I should be finishing. But... garter stitch...grey tweedy yarn...integrated i-cord edges...how could I resist?
I've come to a stop because I don't have the large sized dpns needed to finish the hat. But the impetus is there. One more evening's knitting and the hat will be finished. It's such a quick and satisfying knit.