I am so excited to report that we have had our first chilly day in so cal, and now I can’t stop having visions of all the cozy knits I will be making and wearing this season. But since the next 2 months are going to be swallowed up knitting this, I think small, quick, and portable projects will be just what I need to satisfy my own cravings.
In honor of smaller projects, I’m going to start a series of Tempted Tuesday’s dedicated to them! First up, hats of all kinds!
And I have already started a small design of my own, for which I am using a skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (in Camper) that I have had sitting in my stash for a very long time. It’s my first time using this yarn, and I’m beginning to realize why it has such an appeal for knitters. It’s got a nice rustic look to the yarn with the gentle flecks of tweed, but still manages to have a great stitch definition. The 100% american wool is softer that I had expected, and it feels a lot nicer while being knit than just in the skein. While it’s not soft in the sense that it doesn’t feel like alpaca, it is still something I’m going to be very happy to wear on my head, and perhaps later, around my neck.
Now that I’ve gotten to play with this skein, I feel much better about my purchase of 9 skeins of Long Johns, out of which I one day hope to knit Amanda! I’ve been starting at all the WIP’s taking part in the Fringe and Friends KAL (check out the instagram here).