Rules for Feeding the Stash

Monday, June 9, 2014

WIP: Sockhead

I fell in love with this pattern soon after I started knitting, but I always held off because I wasn't sure of which yarn to use.  I found this yarn at my LYS a few years ago, and picked up two balls because it was so much fun, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it would be good for.

Fast forward a couple years, and I rediscovered it while organizing my stash.  I remembered Sockhead, and decided they were meant to be.  I added it to the queue and decided it would be a fun, easy, and quick project at the end of summer, once I'd taken care of my knitting obligations.
And then Anemone came to visit, and we decided to go see the new X-Men, and I had nothing that I could knit in a cinema.  I cast on half an hour before we left, and got half the brim done during the movie.  Then on my mum's birthday we were watching another movie, and I didn't feel like knitting Heartmate, so I got most of the rest of the brim done on this.  I've slowed down now, because I know I'm going to want to go to the cinema several more times before the summer is done, and I need something like this that I can knit without looking at all.

The yarn is technically DK, but it feels closer to sport or fingering to me.  It's knitting up fine, though, and if the hat's a little big that's okay.  I have a big head and big hair, and I live where the winters get abhorrently cold, so I'll always have need for a good hat.

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