Dee: I’ve been continuing with my quest to knit one hat a month. However, I have two hats to share with you for the month of April. I started a Salut Cheri Beret at the beginning of an all day work related training session and the only thing that stopped me from completing it while I was there was my apparent lack of packing a set of dpn. Here is she all knit up with some Road to China and looking so pretty.
My second hat I actually started in the fall just before knitting camp. It’s a swatch hat for the Fearless Cardigan called the Fearless Hat by the lovely Amy Detjen. I only had the brim completed so it’s almost completely knit in April so I’m counting it. I am still a freak for stranded knitting but I am such a hater of weaving in the ends. If I decide to keep the hat for myself I’ll live on the edge and not weave in any ends in but if I decide to gift it I’ll just have to suck it up do the dirty deed.
I also finished the Colorful Day Cowl using a Magic Ball from Sophie’s Toes in Emily’s Cosmopolitan colorway. I loved knitting this cowl so much that I bought more yarn, a gradient skein set in pinks from Sophie’s Toes to knit a second Colorful Day Cowl while shopping at YarnCon.
YarnCon is probably my favorite yarn festival for stash acquisition. I love everything about this event. I love the selection, I love the vendors, I love the location, I love the parking, I love the food truck…I could go on and on. Just look at what I came home with! I’m completely smitten with Knitcircus Yarn. I can’t seem to get enough of it. Shhhh! Don’t tell Mike!