D requested a new warm hat for this winter. He looked through my patterns and chose the Danish Earflap Cap in Hats On by Charlene Schurch. I like that it is knit all in one piece with the earflaps knit as you make the rest. The hem is joined to the outer layer as you are making it. The original design in the book was a colorwork design but D wanted it knit out of the pretty Eidos from The Sanguine Gryphon that was in my stash. I adjusted the pattern to have plain knit rows between the rows of the first section of decreases. This kept the top of the hat from being puckery.
Miss P likes his hat so much that she has requested one of her own. She chose some orange Supermerino by Artyarns that was in my collection.
M liked his dad's new lined felted mittens so much that he wants a pair too. I had to switch from making the orange hat to knitting the mittens so that I could make progress before he heads back to school. I was hoping to get the first lining made to fit and then I could do the rest without him actually being here.
I like knowing that my family is warmed by my lovingly stitched winterwear. It warms my heart to know that my family appreciates the knits that I enjoy making for them. It makes it even MORE fun to knit.
I'd better get back to work on the winterwear. It's COLD out there.
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