Yesterday was a dreary, rainy day. damp chill. cold light. I searched for a bit of brightness in my apartment.
I wanted to capture this gray, densely cabled hat before I mail it off to my sister.
Does it look familiar? I made one exactly like this for her two years ago. It was time to replace it. I'm always happy to knit things that I know will be loved to death!
The yarn is the yummy, soft, sproingy, woolen-spun cormo wool from Elsa Wool. I double-stranded the sportweight and knit it on 10.5 needles. The pattern is the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret, which turns out more like a cloche in this yarn. It's wonderfully warm and cushy.
It was a delicious hat to knit. But on a sad note, see that light spot in the center of the picture above? I scratched the lens of my new camera :( It was in my messenger bag with a few heavier things, and the mother of pearl button on the crocheted camera case shattered, forced open the lens, and gave it a huge scratch.
Sigh. Nice hat, though!