As many of you have heard—since it’s been all over the news, Twitter, and Facebook—the East Coast got socked with a blizzard the Sunday after Christmas. It’s too bad it couldn’t make for a white Christmas, but it sure did make things pretty. During the day on Sunday, when the snow was falling but there wasn’t enough on the ground to play with, I was consumed by an uncontrollable burst of creative energy that had me bouncing off the walls. I tried starting a blanket, but the yarn wasn’t right. I sewed for a few hours. And then I pawed deep into my yarn stash, came up with a skein of bulky, and I cast on for a hat!
And I finished it three hours later. Huzzah! Creativity properly harnessed. I tweaked the Cordova pattern to fit my gauge, and I changed the set-up row so I wouldn’t have such giant holes at the base of the pattern. [In case you’re interested, I worked the first set-up row as (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1) repeated across. The second row was just (K5, p1) across.] I’ve never had a sort of slouchy hat before, and though I wonder if it just looks like it’s too big, I am liking that it’s not so beanie-like. I will say that despite the lace pattern it was plenty warm when we went outside to play the day after the blizzard!