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.
My 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).
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