When I say ‘I’m not going to cast on any new projects for the rest of the month’, rest assured, even if there’s only 7 days left in the month, I’m probably already winding the yarn and picking out the needles for the next cast on.
By picking out the needles, I definitely mean taking them out of the case and casting on immediately. This is one of my more endearing quirks. Well, hopefully because it is certainly the reality. I don’t expect to change anytime soon. And this week is no different.
It’s only a hat. Hats don’t count. At least, not until the end when I can proudly proclaim another FO! Instant gratification is a big part of my love affair with hats. It’s just so hard to resist.
This week’s hat is a take on the Barley hat, from Tin Can Knits. I didn’t follow the pattern, just borrowed their idea and applied it to my own standard shaping. The pattern calls for one large garter stitch section. I did 3 garter stitch sections of varying size. I didn’t bother to count or place my garter stitch sections intentionally. I just sort of plopped a few purls as I went across the first row and that was it.
The yarn is Berroco Comfort. For an all synthetic yarn (it’s a nylon/acrylic blend), it’s quite lovely. It feels nice. Despite being an inexpensive yarn, it doesn’t feel cheap.
Once again, I’m pleased with myself. So pleased, I’ll likely cast on another hat this weekend, despite my self imposed moratorium on casting on. Hats still don’t count.