Living in the house with three kids under the age of 10 is a little like living in a tornado. No matter how much my husband and I try to clean up, there are countless little hands waiting to mess things up again. And let’s be honest, I am a first-class mess maker myself. Sometimes when things are looking particularly grim, I clean out a tiny drawer, or a medicine cabinet, or one shelf of a closet just to have something pretty to look at amid the marathon task of keeping up with this house.
It’s the same with my knitting these days. I have a lot of long term projects on the needles: my mom’s Tissé scarf, my Magnolia sweater, my Milet mitts in all of their colorwork fiddlyness. So, in an effort to motivate myself to keep at it, I knocked out a bulky hat. Behold, the Winter Dreamer Hat by Kalurah Hudson:
It’s a lovely cabled pattern in squishy bulky yarn. I used Langyarns Wooladdicts Air yarn in a beautiful blue-green colorway. I love how it turned out. I was going to add a pom pom, but I think I like it just the way it is. The yarn is a little fuzzy 84% Merino, 16% Nylon blend. To be honest, I think a less fuzzy yarn would show off the cable pattern a little better, but it pops well enough. I knit the entire chart twice before starting the decreases. I think it is just the right amount of slouchy without looking ridiculous. The best part is, it only took a few days.
Now, when I’m slogging my way through the long-haul knitting, I can look over at my bulky hat and have a tiny moment of satisfaction. Do you ever just need to finish something?