it's only september.
yeah, i know but i can already sense the temperature drop in the evening - it's going to be here sooner than we think. i've started a couple of projects to send to my pals who will be stuck with a horrid winter (compared to the lovely mild southern california winters which regardless, i STILL complain about how cold it gets) in minneapolis.
first off is bret's hat.
pattern: Swirl Hat by S.M. Kahn (for the life of me i cannot find the link to this pattern) with a modification to the crown shaping, taken from brooklyntweed's Cap Karma crown shaping mods.
needles: clover bamboo size US 6 24" circulars
yarn: elann peruvian highland worsted; about 1.25 skeins of #616-redwood
this was a quick knit, done in just a couple of nights. why did i change the crown shaping? don't ask me, i am too embarrassed to say. in actuality, i THOUGHT i was making cap karma, until i went and looked at photos on ravelry and found that it wasn't at all like what other's had knit. i remembered jared made the mods to his cap karma crown shaping, which i took notes of. so when i started knitting based on the pattern that had written down and started in on the crown shaping, i thought something seemed kind of odd. so then i decided to go look at his blog and compare his photos to my piece. uhm...it was nothing similar. so i thought to check my notes more closely, and what did i write? right at the top in all caps: "SWIRL HAT designed by S.M. Kahn". uh...how did i miss that?!?
second is littlelf's hat.
well, it's really josh's hat, but we call him little elf. i won't go into why right here, but i've started it and should be done soon.