Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cold Sheeping

Or, at the very least, trying to use up some stash this year. I'm not saying I won't buy ANY new yarn this year -- in fact I still plan to order the yarn I picked out as a birthday present very soon -- but I am genuinely trying to use up some of the yarn that has been languishing in my stash for years.

First up: some Malabrigo worsted! I have six skeins of the Indigo colorway that I bought years and years ago, and never figured out what to do with. What with all the snow and cold lately, I decided I needed a hat, so spent some time browsing patterns on Ravelry and finally settled on the Spiralini Hat. I'm fussy about hats -- I generally hate wearing them, because they're too snug, and make my forehead itchy, and do awful things to my hair, so I wanted something light and loose. The hat fits the bill nicely:

(Oliver the guinea pig helped me model it.)

That used up a little less than one skein. I'm using another to make the Bandana cowl, which I'm hoping will make a nice snug neckwarmer to tuck into the front of my coat, but that's also big enough that I can pull it up over my nose on really cold walks to work. 

I also want to finish some works-in-progress, including two pairs of socks, a scarf, and a sweater. Which means I should get busy knitting. 


  1. Get knitting! Looks like we're going to have some more snow days to fill, unfortunately.

  2. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!