snowed in!

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!

front walk

new hat!

7 Responses to snowed in!

  1. Jill says:

    I can’t believe how much snow you guys got! Winter wonderland :)
    This hat is too cute, love it. I’m regretting not bringing more yarn home for the holidays to work on things, I’m itching to make something warm!

  2. sam says:

    Wow! look at those poor cars! stuck under the snow. in CT we got a lot of snow but not that much! the main problem was the wind! gorgeous cozy-looking hat.

  3. Monica says:

    There’s something peaceful about these scenes, I love it. I am in Montreal and you have no idea what a relief it was that this snow-storm missed us (for once). Love the hat! What a great way to spend the time.

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