Before I tell you about my latest FO, I just have to share an incident that happened in my kitchen earlier this week. A few nights ago, my son was doing the dinner dishes and my husband was getting ready for bed. Left to my own devices, I sat down to peruse Ravelry and read knitting blogs.
Here is the conversation I overheard between my guys when my DH came back into the room:
DH: What's she looking at?
DS: What do you think she's looking at?
DH: (upon seeing pics of knit items on the computer screen) Oh.
DS: I swear, she's obsessed with knitting!
DH: It's not so much that she's obsessed, it's that she's (pause). . . . Well, no, you're right. She's obsessed.
DS: It's an illness!
The conversation reminded me of the Never Not Knitting theme song that my friend (and fellow knitter) Jeanne introduced me to. It cracked me up, and I'm sure you can all relate:
So, perhaps I am taking this knitting, blogging, and Ravelry addiction a little too far?
Nah. There are worse things to be addicted to.
The good news is that while getting my Ravelry fix that night, I found this free pattern that is not only a good stash buster, but also makes a simple and comfy winter hat:
Pattern: Simple Pleasures Hat from Purl Soho
Source: free pattern from The Purl Bee (Ravelry link here)
Materials: I used Pigeonroof Studios Siren Two Sock in "Gilded Oak", some leftover Rowan Kidsilk Haze, and US 7 & 8 needles.
Modifications: The hat is designed to be slouchy. I wanted mine to be a little more snug so I went down 1 size from the recommended needles, and knit the crown of the hat a little shorter. I only used about half a skein of each of the yarns, and my hat is still very roomy.
Even though it is too warm to wear right now, it was a great small knitting project for summertime. I will probably do some stash diving to come up with at least one more color combination. Finding the pattern was worth getting teased about my addiction to browsing knitting websites!
Click here to see what other fiber junkies have obsessed over this week. Have a good weekend!