I guess the only thing I feel like doing is knitting. This happens every year, the first crisp day of fall comes, and my knitterly instinct kick in. All summer I literally had to force myself to finish things. But now a sense of urgency is here. MUST be cozy, MUST have a new hat! And that’s what I did, I knit myself a new hat.
I’ve had “knitted hat with brim” on my to do list for a year or so. I hadn’t found the right pattern, so I hadn’t done it. The brim was the part that had to be juuuust right. I finally caved and bought this pattern online. If any of you try this pattern, check your gauge; I felt like the sizing ran reallllly big. I knit the child size, with a lot of modifications, and I have a gigantic melon.
The construction on the bill is really cool. You pick up stiches after the knit the rest of the hat, and lots of crazy shaping with short rows. I Love when you figure out how to knit something you’ve only seen in store-bought items. You know? It’s kinda like stickin it to the man. I don’t have to BUY your brimmed hat, I shall just make one of my own! Here is are a few pictures in progess.
Just looking at this hat, I can smell Apple cider and leaves. I know some people think fall is tainted by the fact that winter comes immdeidately after. I try not to let that bother me. I can’t get enough of wearing layers, cooking chilli, knitting warm things to wear, and so on and so forth.
This has nothing to do with making stuff, but my sister surprised me with a bouquet of flowers from the Mpls farmers market on Thursday. Just because I had a rough day at work the day before. Nothing terrible, just one of those days where you feel you earned every since penny in your paycheck. Wasn’t that nice?
More in the theme of making stuff, my hubster and I crafted this little number for dinner Friday night while I finished up the hat. I got the recipe from Real Simple . I get a little giddy when I get the mail out of our little mail box and a new Real Simps issue in in there. The recipes in there are sooo… how do you say? Um, simple? They generally use very few ingredients which is awesomely doable.
P.S. I am so happy that our pet cat isn’t my only reader! I am humbled, and hope that this second post didn’t blow it! I hope to have a little more variety in artistic/craftistic media, But it is knitting season, so all you non knitters, hold tight. Happy Fall!