I went and made myself a hat!
Pattern: Quincy by Jared Flood (aka Brooklyn Tweed)
Yarn: Classic Elite Ariosa
I’m calling this hat “Mood Lifter.” I bought the yarn last Friday after a terrible, rotten, no-good day. It was my first yarn purchase for myself in, ummmmmm, over a year…
The yarn itself is a lovely, lofty, single-ply, barely-spun merino and cashmere blend. It was lovely to work with, and the hat is light and warm – I can barely feel it on my head.
The pattern was well-written, easy to follow and interesting enough that I looked forward to finishing but simple enough that I could work on it while watching teevee or enjoying a beer/glass of wine/cocktail. That being said, there are a few errors in the final product: they stem directly from my strong dislike of Kitchener stitch and my *ahem* inability to count.
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 11:53 pm
Looks great! I love it – I’m going to have to make one too!
Monday, November 2, 2009 at 12:57 am
What a beautiful hat!
Can I confess how nerdy I am? I am a law student and was recently looking at the Lowell ordinances, and noticed how beautiful a saying “Art is the Handmaid of Human Good” is. I’m happy you’ve decided to use it for your blog title, even if I am chagrined to have recognized it from Lowell’s ordinances 😉
Monday, November 2, 2009 at 3:18 pm