My NaKniSweMo yarn is late. I am trying not to panic. So, to warm up, I created a new hat pattern over the weekend. Meet Xylem.
modeled by my delightful studio neighbor Phyllis, in front of one of her prints
You can order the pattern (for $4.50) below. I am having some fairly massive cravings in terms of wanting to order ALL the Shelter (Brooklyn Tweed yarn used in this hat). I have some Button Jar in stash but the Thistle — my golly, the Thistle — WANT IT, TOO. That yarn is fantabulous.
Before I became a big sweater knitting geek (NaKniSweMo? yes — that is geeky), I was a major-league hat knitter. Most of my early designs are spread out among family and friends, and who knows how on earth I could round them all up again? I really should have been better with the photographs. I’ve been debating doing a booklet of hat designs for a while to get my mojo back, because once I get started, I CANNOT STOP KNITTING THEM. I love it too much. Should this be my December project? What do you think? It would give me an excuse to buy — or salvage from stash — gobs of indie yarn that I’ve been wanting to knit for a while, so there’s a stash-clearing incentive, too. (Hello skeins of Quince & Co hanging on my studio wall, hi Yarn Love yarn in the delicious Lagoon color, etcetera etcetera).