*Turns out having a job has nothing to do with knowing what day of the week it is. I went from having one day a week – always saturday, to having two days a week – workday or weekend – the calendar is still pretty irrelevant. And work continues to occupy all the best hours of the day so knitting progress is slow.
I did find time to cast on the first hat of 2017 though. While reading about the history of the bagel! I love the use of Yiddishists here. What a great word!
The yarn is cashmere and the pattern is a sequence inspired knit. This yarn has lovely stitch definition so I knew I wanted to show off a texture. It’s destined for a man’s head so I didn’t want to go overboard with something lacy. Sequence knitting is exactly what the occasion calls for! I cast on whatever amount of stitches (it happened to 114) and my sequence is a multiple of 5 (K3, P2). It’s perfect for the amount of time I have to knit these days. I can pick up & put it down with complete disregard of the pattern. No need to say ‘just let me finish this row’.
I’ve made it through the toe increases of my next sock as well! Another project that will satisfy my need to process knit for the next few days.
I love the way the stripes are fading into each other! The stitches are just so tiny. I found an easy rhythm with the size 0 needles I used for my last socks so I’m hoping by the time I get to the heel turn I won’t be so fixated on how tiny these 00 needles are. At this point, every stitch takes a bit of attention. I’m looking forward to getting to those meditative qualities back. My sock knitting career might be short lived if I don’t get there.
The countdown to the long weekend is on…I can’t wait!! So. Much. Knitting. Time!!!!