Since the first Ganomy hat was such a success, I couldn’t NOT cast on for another. My oldest son asked if I was planning on making one for him. Not one to disappoint, I asked which color(s) he’d like. He wanted one to match his winter coat, so that’s what I made.
Pattern: Ganomy Hat from The Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease in Buttercup and Denim, ~one third ball of each
Needles: size 8US (5.00mm)
This hat is a bit snug on his head because I knit tighter than the average knitter does, but it’s not so tight that he can’t wear it. I have loads of the yarn left over, so if I need to I can always make another. I’ll be making yet another in different colors for my youngest son to match his winter coat. Judging from the forecast, they’ll be much needed in the coming week(s)!
I have actually made a little progress on the Hubby Hybrid Sweater, though not enough to warrant a progress pic. To be honest, I have seriously considered scrapping the sweater in favor of a heavier gauge yarn. Sport weight for a big boy is rough on an impatient knitter-wife. 🙂 I would really rather make this sweater using Cascade Eco + wool in a similar navy blue color (#515, not that I’ve looked into it or anything), but I’m afraid I might be locked out of the house if I buy any more yarn. ;-) At least I’d have my shiny new minivan to sleep in, right?
My youngest son’s mitered blanket is progressing:
However much I love the striped version of this blanket, I just can’t bring myself to carry a cotton-blend yarn for 48 miters. Hey, I told you all before that I’m a big baby… If anyone has tips or hints on seaming the very center of the 4 squares, I’m all ears!
And finally, I’ve decided I’ll be knitting another Yuletide Gnome to ‘hold’ a gift card from somewhere (??) for my oldest son’s teacher. There’s still plenty of time to figure out where she’s most likely to want a gift card from, but I want to be sure I’ve got the knitting done well in advance of Christmas Break! I haven’t decided what (if anything) I will knit for my daughter’s teachers. I’m considering the Monteverde Scarf but as I said before, I can’t justify any more yarn purchases. I have plenty of JaggerSpun Zephyr and Superfine Merino in laceweight and I’m positive either would be an excellent sub for the Misti Alpaca, but I would have to dye the yarn or the FOs. That makes me nervous, especially on time-sensitive projects. We’ll see.
Enjoy what’s left of your weekend! I’m off to finish the long-neglected housework.