Two weeks from today I’ll be hitting the road to move from California to Pennsylvania, where I’ll be starting grad school.
Fact: I’ve lived in Northern California my entire life. In my life experience thus far, “winter” has always been a weekend destination (the explanation for why I capitalize the N in Northern is a post for another day).
I’m told the winters back east can get pretty chilly–as a knitter, this thrills me. It’s something of a dream come true to finally be living somewhere where I’ll need things to keep me warm! (Yes, yes, we can revisit this statement in February and I’ll tell you if I still feel the same way)
I caught a brutal case of packing procrastination fever last week, which I decided to treat with a couple skeins of chunky alpaca. The result was a super soft, cozy hat (that I’m wearing now, as a matter of fact). See?
Now, be advised that I’m currently living without a real camera, and am limited to images I can capture on my iPhone. Someday soon this situation will be remedied and I’ll have to actually admit to being a crappy photographer. But until then I’m blaming it on the camera phone.
I’m probably going to live in this hat over the winter. Here are the vital stats:
Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky [100% Alpaca; 108 yds/99 m per 100g skein]; 1 skein each color:
- [MC] blue
- [CC] white
US size 8 16″ circular or double point needles
US size 10 16″ circular and double point needles