I had the chance to spend Thursday down at Sandy Point State Park next to the Chesapeake Bay. Of course I had to bring the current pair of socks on the needles with me. These are for a friend who lives in a cold winter climate so these are STR heavy weight knit at a really tight gauge to keep her toes toasty this winter.
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Perfect day for hand sewing the binding on this little scrappy flannel quilt. Part of cleaning up the studio means sewing up the scraps into utility quilts. This one used up all of the flannel scraps in the scrap basket and is mostly florals. The backing and binding are also flannel so nice and toasty under it while doing the hand work.
Some spinning was accomplished as well. One bobbin of Hello Yarn Club that had been on the wheel for longer than I care to admit was finished. It is now resting before being plied. And the wheel has been cleaned and is ready to spin up some fiber from the stash. This time I am going to aim for a slightly thicker than my normal fingering/DK weight handspun.
And the snow was very nice to have to chill a bottle of Far Eastern Shore‘s Dream which is a chocolate raspberry port. That is the perfect nightcap on a chilly evening.
I was invited to take part in 50 Hats in 2014 Challenge by Stacey of UrbanGypz and this is actually hat #2. The idea is to set your own goal of how many hats you think you can knit in the upcoming year. I am going to aim for 20 hats since that is doable for me. Plus I won’t lose interest this way.
This hat is out of some handspun from FatCatKnits called Frog and Carp that I spun awhile ago. The pattern is Mandelbrot from Knitty. My project page on Ravelry has the details on this hat. I am casting on already for another one using this same pattern and yarn since I want to tweak it some to suit me. So look for another one soon.
But the real question is pom pom or no pom pom. Thoughts?