A few of you asked what I was knitting from my last post, so I thought I'd share.
Here's a peak inside my ugly-cute bag. I cast on a basic cap for Aidan using a skein of magic stripe yarn I picked up at the thrift store for $1.50. I'm pretty sure I'll have enough yarn leftover to make him a pair of matching mittens.
It is a strange time of year here in California - we're shivering in the morning and sweating in the afternoon. Sending my small children out into the cold every morning has made me aware of our need for hats.
So I cast one on for myself, using the Foliage pattern from Knitty. I just love the lacy leaf design in this hat, though I'm a little concerned that it won't be big enough. Shame on me - I didn't check gauge. Yes, yes, I should know better, but I was just to anxious to jump into the pattern. Oh well, if it doesn't fit me, I'm sure Avery will be a happy.
A quick knitting question: the pattern calls for a 16" size 7 circular needle to knit the body of the hat, but I really don't want to buy another size 7 needle. So here's my question - couldn't I just keep knitting the body of the hat with the dpns *or* switch to my 32" circular needle and knit the hat magic loop style?
I have another question and also a proposition for all you knitting bloggers. Inspired by my friend Sarah who knit up a storm for Nest, I feel a strong urge to knit for those in need this winter. I know there are plenty of people right here in my town who could really use a kind gesture and a warm winter hat. Does anyone have a quick and easy cap pattern using worsted weight wool? And, would anyone like to do a knit-a-long for someone in need? I'm thinking a few wool hats by the beginning of winter would be a good target.
While I'm making hats I can tell you what I'm not making - dinner and a dent in my laundry. So I'm going to step away from the computer, resist the urge to pick up needles, and see if I can't finish some chores this afternoon. Wish me luck.