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Monday, February 6, 2017

Hat Break

I hope you all had a good weekend! In the midst of all my sweater and blanket knitting, I was having a real hankering for a small quick project. I've had two hats in my queue for ages-Cairn and Father Cables. Over the weekend I knit up Cairn, which was just as delightful as I expected, and when that didn't quite satisfy my quick-knit-itch, I cast on for Father Cables.

I got this yarn last fall at NCFF-it's from my friend Daria of Cloud 9 Fiberworks, and it's a one-off colorway called "She's a Firecracker." I loved the bright oranges and pinks, and when I got it I knew it needed to be something textured and cabley. What I didn't realize until I started winding it up is that this skein is a whopping 145g, which means I should have enough left over for some kind of fingerless mitts too. I love the colors in this yarn so much, I definitely want as many ways to wear it as possible.

I'm still waiting for the rest of the yarn for my Wainthropp to arrive-hopefully it'll be here Wednesday or Thursday, which is still cutting it a bit too close to the KAL deadline. I'm starting to come to terms with missing that deadline in favor of having a sweater I'll love, and I'm okay with that!

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  1. Great colors! This is going to be such a fun hat!!

  2. That is such a gorgeous colour - perfect to chase away any grey days :)

  3. What bright happy yarn! I love breaking up my longer projects with quicker ones in between. -Sierra