Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP: Cabot, and a Book Update


I really don't need another hat. I have plenty of hats. I have tons of hats that I love, and I spend way too much time in winter trying to decide what hat to wear any given day.

Apparently none of that means anything. I love everything about this pattern-I love the little triangles, I love how easy it is to knit (and how hard it is to stop once you get going!), and I absolutely love the yarn I'm using. It's so soft, so warm, so light. It's delicious.

I really wanted to share this with you guys before it's done-and it's really been flying off the needles! I guess I've just been in a productive mood the last few days, because I'm also gaining ground in my 2015 Reading Challenge-I'm only 10 books behind schedule now! I finally finished Villette, which I enjoyed more in the second half. I'm taking a break from Bronte now to read some Wodehouse while I try and decide which Bronte novel to read next.

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  1. I am the same way with socks, I have too many and don't need any more. But they are so fun to knit. Must be how you feel about hats. :)

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    1. I can go ages without knitting a hat, but then I'll go and knit a dozen in a week. I just love them. Part of the problem is they're so quick-I wouldn't have so many if they took 80 hours to make!

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  2. What a beautiful hat! and I loove Berroco ultra alapaca. it is so soft and has a nice halo to it. lovely post Kat!

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    1. Thank you! This yarn is the absolute softest, I am definitely going to have to work with it again :)

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  3. That hat looks so cozy!!! I love knitting hats too - they work up so quickly, and look awesome!!
    I too am doing a book challenge.. Although finding the motivation to read at the moment is somewhat elusive!!

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes it's so hard to find motivation to read-and I read multiple books at once, so I have weird rules about what I'm "allowed" to read at any given time-I know it's weird, but I've always done it :/

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  4. I adore the triangles :) I have lots of hats and could knit lots more. I give them away to the kids or husband or keep them for me.

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    1. Thank you! I'd feel a lot better about it if I could give hats away, but none of the people in my life are hat people!! My teenage brother finally asked me to knit him a hat, but everyone else politely declines whenever I offer them one. Weirdos :)

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  5. i have too many hats, too. i just love to knit them! & to be honest i don't wear them much . . . love that triangle pattern !

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    1. Thanks, I loooove the triangles :) I think most of the problem for me is that I pick my "favorite" and only want to wear that, and then I feel bad about ignoring all my other fantastic hats...

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  6. I immediately recognized this from Untangling Knots - loved it there, love it maybe even more here. You cannot go wrong with a gray hat! I'm now realizing that I rarely make hats and need to remedy it immediately. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really love this yarn-it actually has a bit of greenish bluish in there too, but it's enough of a neutral to go with a lot :) You should definitely remedy your hat-knitting situation. I rarely knit them when I started out, and then I knit like 6 all at once and just...kept going.

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  7. such a gorgeous hat and pattern, i can see why you are smitten! and when the yarn feels like heaven to work with... well, who could blame you!

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    1. Thank you! It's such an easy rabbit hole to fall down... :)

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  8. Very cute hat pattern and yours is looking great. Love the textured triangles. I have just recently discovered the fun of hat knitting and now can't seem to stop. I'm currently participating in the fringe hatalong.

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    1. Thanks! Hats are so much fun :) I love seeing people's Fringe Hatalong projects on Instagram-have fun!

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