Well, I am TRYING to not leave all my Christmas crafting to the last minute this year, and Shay is making me feel inadequate with her Elf-like production, so I started by knitting a hat as a Christmas gift for a good friend who loves purple (and who usually doesn't read this blog!).
This was such a fun and quick knit after the hours spent toiling away on The Middle Child's sweater! I used the Autumn pattern by Jane Richmond, and used just one skein of Malabrigo chunky yarn in cuarzo to do the job. Man, this is the softest yarn I have ever touched! It is fantastic. I have a second skein to make a matching pair of mittens- I am even writing my first knitting pattern!
Anyways, I got his hat done in a weekend, and love it. May have to order another skein to make one for me ;)
I know, I know- you want to see some sewing outta me! Frankie says Relax....I got some coming down the pipe, Peeps! But the knitting has been an awesome summer project that has been easily portable to the great outdoors...after all, I want to enjoy summer before "toque" weather arrives!