I'm making a hat with the newest pattern from Ysolda's Knitworthy collection. The idea is that they're suitable for Christmas gifts, but this one is probably for me. Two years ago I bought some extra yarn for a Knitworthy cowl pattern, thinking I'd make mittens or a hat or something to go along with it. When she included an Aran-weight hat in this year's collection, I cast on with the cowl leftovers.
It's the most fabulous color, called Autumn. From a distance it looks like an ordinary golden brown, but up close it's flecked with fiery orange and leafy green. It's an angular cable on a moss stitch background. I keep thinking I'm almost done but cables are always slower than I think they ought to be. I'm not even knitting the adult cable pattern; I'm doing the smaller child's cable over the adult number of background stitches -- on a larger needle, because I have an extra-large head topped with extra-large hair.
I didn't make a purposeful choice to do the child's cable -- I just started on the wrong page accidentally. But I think it was a good decision. The adult version is described as "slouchy," but in the pictures it doesn't really seem to slouch. It looks more like jutting than slouching to me. I fear that if I made the adult version I would look like Jane Curtin in a fetching shade of Shetland wool.
I bought Passage for my Kindle and checked a book of Connie Willis short stories out of the library. I want to be sure to blog about Blackout/All Clear while the memories are fresh, but this is not the night for that post.
My reading with Stella has been scattered and desultory. My Father's Dragon DISAPPEARED somehow when we were just a few chapters from the end of the third book. It will turn up -- they always do -- but in the meantime I have been reluctant to start a new chapter book. Harrumph.
More Yarn Along posts at Ginny's.