5.4.13

FO: Drizzle

No Vampire Diaries again last night.  Which is good because all of the traditional calendar schools here are on Spring Break and it is cold again, making work excruciating.  Last night I did not even make it to my zumba class.  I just sat on the couch, stared at the baby cocoon, and got caught up on Doctor Who.  But never fear!  I do have knitting to talk about!

Last week Mel of Single Handed Knits released a new podcast and a brand new hat pattern -- Drizzle.  As soon as I saw pictures I just knew that I had to knit it.  There was just no question.  On Monday night I bought the pattern and wound the yarn.  Wednesday I cast on for GI Joe, and Friday I went to several very long meetings, the result of which was a finished hat Friday night that I could wear over the weekend.


This might all sound a bit silly, but this obsession started because I realized I would be going to the beach over Easter.  Mel lives in Hawaii and her podcast and photos often include beautiful ocean vistas.  For some crazy reason I felt I just HAD to take these pictures at the beach.  It didn't help that I was knitting with 716knit Boss in the Undead American colorway (a really lovely yarn), which really does look like the Atlantic on a crisp spring day.


In case you could not tell, I'm very fond of this hat already.  I had my sister help model for some photos and I must have told her twenty times that she could not keep it.  The pattern is simple enough for movie knitting, but involved enough to make the cost of the pattern totally worth it.  I knit mine in the smallest size, but I am thinking I should grow my hair out again, just to have enough to fit the large size.


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9 comments:

  1. I saw that hat and I thought I might be tempted into making a slouchy hat, even though I never wear them. That colourway is really gorgeous and I can understand why you would want to take the photos at the beach, I mean who wouldn't?

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  2. LOVE IT! I also love finding those projects that really do inspire you to make something you hadn't previously envisioned!

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  3. Neat hat, wonderful photo shoot! I had a hat I wanted to photo on the beach during Spring Break, but I was too lazy to get my niece to model it. LOL.

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  4. I just love that hat ! I seem to have a new found obsession with hats so I'm gathering patterns.

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  5. This hat! It makes me wish I looked less ridiculous in hats. Sadface :(

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  6. Looks great, excellent beach theme :)

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  7. It is so awesome to see you in this hat! I can't think of anything more wonderful than seeing you knit your version of my pattern and then wearing it on YOUR beach! =)

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