Knitting and I have a long and torturous history-blame the nuns.
Anyway as part of the great paper stash organisation 2020 I found this ball of yarn that I thought had walked with an ex-friend.
This was a skein I bought from someone from the deadplace at least 10 years ago. Because it’s just a gorgeous handspun yarn. Bear in mind, I loved it so much that I bought it, even though I don’t knit. Anyone recognise it? Did you spin it?
It needed to be a bit quirky. Took me three attempts to get the right number of stitches cast on (50) on size 7.5mm straight needles. It was basically an improv. I knit a rib for a couple of inches and then stocking stitch until it was long enough. I didn’t reduce it at all. Because my favourite hat is just a rectangle, so it gives the impression of ears.
The pompoms were my daughter’s idea. (She restrained me from adding three to each side)
Presenting my midsummer hat
I just love the random appearances of green and blue in this yarn.