Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WiP Wednesday - Chunky Trapper Hat
When I applied to graduate school, I needed references. One of my references had a newborn baby at the time. I said to him that I'd like to knit his little girl something as a thank you. That was nearly 2 years ago - but, I haven't forgotten (he, on the other hand, likely has!). Lately I've been trying to focus on things that are weighing on my shoulders - doing them and lightening the load (in all areas of my life). This is one of those things that was constantly in the back of my mind. Now, he was a grad student at one point too. I'm sure he will understand how busy I have been. I'm also sure that I care about this 1000 times more than he does.
Last week, I found a project that would be fast, but super cute - the Baby Big Bobble Superfast Cable Trapper Hat by Mad Monkey Knits. I'm loving chunky knits lately and I'm loving cables, so this hat was a perfect choice; not to mention that I think it will be adorable on a toddler!
I'm using Loops & Threads Charisma. It's 100% acrylic but its soft (bonus) and it's washable/dryable (double bonus).
I'm loving how it's knitting up so far:
I did run into a bit of trouble understanding the pattern when I had to add in the second ear flap, but I emailed the pattern designer and she emailed back with a clarification within minutes. I've purchased and knit a couple of her patterns before and the customer service has been great!
Will post the FO on a future Friday post. Head on over to Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is working on!