I finished the hat for Tea’s teacher while driving to and from Kyle’s family last weekend. Long stretches in the car are my preferred knitting time – the scenery is ever-changing and I have a captive audience to ramble to. The pattern was called “wurm” (Raveled here) and I loved it – the brim is 2 layers thick so it’s very polished-looking, and the ridges make it extra warm. I knit it in my favorite yarn -the amazingly soft superwash (so you can throw it in the washer and drier without it shrinking) merino Malabrigo Rios. I want one for myself. I tried to forbid Tea’s teachers from wearing them at school so they doesn’t feel obligated to.
So now that those are finished, I am of course attempting to knit a very last minute blanket for the doll my niece is receiving for Christmas. In my head, these projects are super quick. In reality, I now have 90% of a finished blanket after 2 evenings of knitting, but 4,613 loose ends to weave in before Christmas morning. Luckily I didn’t make anything for the boys this year so I have no other projects I’m frantically trying to finish up.