Cold Head, Warm Yarn

Sometimes problems foster innovation.

My problem is I can't use the new Ravelry design. There is lots of info on why and I have shared my struggle on my Instagram page. I suffer from chronic migraines, and I also have motion sickness. That means I will lose my ability to use Ravelry once they discontinue the classic mode.

That got me thinking about how I was going to keep track of my knitting and crochet projects. I'm not super diligent on adding them to Ravelry, and I have been weaning myself off it before March when the switch happens. As I thought about it, I remembered that I have the ability to blog on my eCommerce site.
Blogging? That's something I can do.

As a writer, I maintained a book review and writing blog for many years. I can blog in my sleep. And what better solution to my problem than to bring my crafting shenanigans to a blog.

So here we go!

A few months ago, I cut all my hair off. It was very damaged and growing out of the mohawk I had. I change my hairstyle every few months, especially if it gets too cold. What I don't usually do, however, is to cut my hair in the winter months.
Golden yarn knitted sitting on a black backgroundMy hair was so thick that I didn't need a hat. And my hair was so thick that I couldn't wear a hat. But now that my hair is shorter and it's winter, I want and hats. Maryland doesn't get super cold, but it's cold enough to chill your ears if you don't have a hat on. 
In previous years, we've had 90 degree days in January. That is not the case this year. We haven't gotten cold enough for snow where I live, but it has been cold enough for a hat. Imagine being able to knit and needing a hat. Win-win, right?
I cast on the Driggs hat by Mouse Army Mitten Co. on the 24th. I decided to use a partial skein of our colorway Curry Goat since that's a great way to use up scraps. This project also presented me with an opportunity to use my new set of Knit Picks Options Short Interchangeable needles. I am trying to adjust to using shorties. It's not intuitive for me, but I think I just need to spend some time using them. (Update: I switched to my Carbons needles).
Golden Yarn on a black background with wood stitch marker
And shall we talk about the color? On my goodness. Am I supposed to love my own colorway this much? I hope so because I do. It's like it glows. It's bright but not too bright. This hat will strike up a conversation when I wear it out (not that I go out that often).

I will have to go and get some buttons for it later. This is a quick knit, so I think I will have it finished in the next day or so. It's supposed to snow here on Thursday. I don't think it will. Just in case that it does, I will be sporting a cute little hat.
Date started: January 24, 2021
Yarn Used: AT Haynes House Yarns Curry Goat


  • Hi Terri, I found out about your company via Stephen West’s current MKAL. I’m so glad to know of a Black-owned (AND woman-owned!) dyer, and will be checking out your color ways! Like most knitters, I have absolutely no business purchasing more yarn, but that won’t keep me from doing so! Looking forward to seeing your company grow.

    Vikki Oshirak
  • We met at the Frederick Fuber Festival this past weekend. What lovely colors! Looking forward to seeing you at many more places….you’ve got great yarn Best wishes

  • We met at the Frederick Fuber Festival this past weekend. What lovely colors! Looking forward to seeing you at many more places….you’ve got great yarn Best wishes

  • What color are you knitting with in this photo. Looking for a gold/autumn leaves/fall colorway in worsted weight for a throw ..Thanks so much.. Andrea Pape

    Andrea Pape
  • Yes, Curry Goat looks scrumptious. Speaking of hats, I can only make simple ones but it makes me feel good that I can knock out an article of clothing that can keep me or someone else warm.


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