woolly hat in June

Arose yesterday with the intention of fashioning something jolly with this

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I had an empire line and big floral pockets edged with red bias binding in mind.
But it being a cold, grim, dreich sort of day I ended up making this instead

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the antithesis of summery. Nice father’s day gift, though – the Alpaca mix will be toasty when Dad’s out in the wintery garden.

Pattern: Kim Hargreaves ‘cool’
Yarn: Rowan plaid
Needles: 7mm

I’ve also completed the front and back of ‘Aimee’.

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It has a nice, springy feel to it and I think it’s coming up lovely. That said, I’ve not been enjoying it as much as I thought I would: the pattern isn’t demanding enough to reqire full knitterly concentration, but executing those simple lace repeats in kidsilk haze is surprisingly tricky while watching ‘The Wire.’