I got some good Christmas knitting done on Saturday. I finished Mom’s hat. It’s a very light hat – not good for really cold weather. But it’s cute and will look cute on, and it doesn’t often get sub-zero here in NC!! Here is the finished product straight off the needles around midnight on Saturday:
Sort of your standard beanie hat. I think she’ll love it. I have enough leftover for the matching fingeless gloves, but we’ll see.
I was inspired last week to try the Luxe Cowl on TenTenKnits. I had that beautiful Malabrigo that was calling to me (I’m a cowl! I’m a cowl!). Even though it wasn’t as bulky as the yarn in the pattern, it knitted up nicely. A lighter cowl, but lovely:
This is pre-washing. I was a bit too tight on the bind off row (at the top). But it still fits over the head. I’m noticing a pattern here with my bind offs. I washed it. This is really the first thing I’ve washed. Boy was it stretchy. I think I’ve got it back in shape though. It’s not dry yet. Will post another pic when it’s dry. It’s so soft. At least, I hope it’s still as soft as it was before I washed it.