Ya’ll, I complained SO MUCH about winter in my last post, and then it vanished over night! We’ve had a lovely warm week. Yes, of course it will snow a few more times, but for now – I love it! I packed away 3 bags of clothes to donate, passed on more to my mom and sister, and got out my springy coloured clothes. (Aka. same warmth as my winter clothes, but in brighter colours.) It’s March Break this week, so I’ve got a week of holidays and a giant pile of bright fabric to sew. Before I did into that though, I’ve got one wintery post left!
My sister made me another hat! I’ve got quite a lovely collection of handknits from her over the years, including mittens, fingerless gloves, a lace stole, several cowls, and several hats. Lucky, lucky me!
(In return, I try to keep her well stocked with me-made garments. It’s a good deal for us both, I think!)
According to Anne’s Ravelry page, the pattern is called Pandion, and it took her two days to knit! I’d asked her for a hat I could wear on windy, cold yard duty recess days, so initially I wasn’t quite sure about the pompom, since it won’t fit well under a hood… but eventually CUTE won out over practical! A pompom is always the right choice, isn’t it?
The hat itself is rather loosely knit, and not all that warm… so kindly, Anne gave me another hat to wear under it!
She knit me a little heart ornament in this gorgeous jade yarn last year, and I’m thrilled to have the hat, too. It’s such a gorgeous colour!
And finally, I’ll leave you with:
My “Where’s Waldo?” shot!
Do you have a handy knitter friend who keeps you well supplied? Or are YOU the knitter friend that everyone hopes will give them something?