Thank you to everyone who commented or messaged me during my bout with the flu, I really appreciated the kind words :) Besides, it was a nasty flu – the kind that comes with bonuses, in this case, extreme back pain. On the plus side, it did lead to me trying the massage clinic near my work and oh.my.goodness what a great discovery. It’s as delightful as new yarn.
Here’s a sneak peek of the hat I designed last week – it’s for a dear friend who’s Scotch/Irish and far too manly to wear anything that’s too ornamental. I designed something far more interesting to knit than my man slouch – but still guy tested and approved.
The central celtic braid plus side ornaments are both written and charted. The hat uses one skein of DK weight yarn and is a very snug, comfortable fit with no slouch. Decreases are charted as well as written for clarity – they’ve been arranged to sit symmetrically around the cable motif, which runs right to the crown. I’m so excited about this one, I can’t wait to share it!
Tito loves it so much that I’m making him one this week, and taking the advantage to test knit it one last time while I’m at it. Look for the pattern to be available Friday :)