It’s knitting season. In my head, anyway. Every year, as the holidays approach, I wonder why I didn’t start working on hand knit Christmas gifts back in the spring. It’s not like the weather is a factor. It was 82 degrees here yesterday, and we had to run the air conditioning. But my DNA is 90% northern European, and I guess I am biologically hardwired to associate the winter months with knitting and carb loading, no matter what the latitude.
The other 10% is Mediterranean – it spends winter self-medicating with red wine.
Anyway, I’ve decided not to make myself crazy with ambitious knitted gifts this year, and just stick to little things the kids want for themselves. I completed the first project of the 2013-14 knitting season last week. It’s a super slouchy skater beanie for my teen (pattern link here). I think it came out a little too slouchy, but he seems to like it.
Little brother likes it, too.
Looking at that picture, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’ve seen this hat before. A google image search revealed that I may have been thinking of the iconic red cap of the French Revolution. Or Papa Smurf.
Vive la Liberté.
And the Smurfité.
My current knit is this cool balaclava per the Littlest Who’s request. “But black with no creepy face.” I’ll let you know how that goes. In the meantime, feel free to friend me on Ravelry if you’re into needle crafts. Just don’t expect to see me there from February to October.