I stopped knitting for a couple of years for some reason. I would like to blame the dog, since she had a habit of sitting RIGHT next to me, which made knitting awkward and my arm sore, but about a year ago she stopped getting on the couch (she is getting too old and weak to get up there). I have some other excuses, among them just sheer laziness and wanting to sprawl on the couch and veg out, and then there was the newfound nail polish obsession, which interferes with knitting time.
Anyway, I seem to have a renewed interest in knitting again, which I am happy about. I am working on a boring sweater right now, but I also just finished this hat. It is for someone with, supposedly, a monstrously large head. I have my doubts, but I hope it fits and that she likes it.
The pattern is Gretel by Ysolda Teague. I used KnitPicks Swish Bulky, which is much bulkier than the yarn called for, but I figured it would make a large hat for the large head. It did. The stuff knit up very nicely, even though I screwed up the pattern at some point. The yarn is very soft and yummy, plus I did that tubular cast-on, which is pretty great and so wonderfully stretchy.
Anyway, there you go. Oh, and my friend’s daughter, Paulina, reminded me that I should post to the blog, so this one is for her.