…Joining Ginny’s YarnAlong, sharing what I’m knitting and reading…
I finished a cozy merino wool elf hat for Jeff. Whenever I ask him what kind of hat he wants, the answer is always “an elf hat.” We are just an elf hat kind of family. It’s super soft and fits him just right. He requested it be knit a little longer because he likes to roll his hats up a bit. The yarn is from Luna Grey Fiber Arts. Have you seen Jackie’s shop? I love the way she arranges it by color. I made Jeff’s hat with her Titan yarn, which is a thick and thin merino that looks like it’s handspun. I love the texture. The colorway is called Tidepool, described as: cool shades of teal, silver, and olive. As soon as I saw the yarn in person, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect color combination for a hat for Jeff.
Ravelry notes here.
I finished his hat on our way home from the Waldorf class yesterday. Today I wanted to get a picture of him wearing it for this post, but it was pouring buckets all day. I took a few on the front porch (where the gnome kiss picture took place) but there wasn’t enough light. Then we went out to the woodshed and there was better light there. It still didn’t show the color in the yarn like I wanted though. But then I remembered I had photographed it with some of our buttons, to post in the shop. Here are a few to show the color better:
That gives you a little better idea of the color.
Our local library got two books for me on loan from other libraries. I finished ‘Knitting Rules’ by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She writes knitting humor and it’s hilarious. I’ve only read a few books by her, but I want to read them all. She makes me laugh and I find that a good dose of humor before bed is a really nice way to end the day.
I just started ‘A Book of Bees’ by Sue Hubbell. It’s fascinating. Ginny recommended it awhile on her blog, saying it was one of her favorite books about keeping bees. As I’ve mentioned before, Jeff used to raise bees (but had a challenging time with bears getting the hives) and we plan on keeping bees here again at some point so I’m having fun learning about them.
How about you? Knitting? Reading?