somehow tom (unintentionally) saved up all of his vacation time for the fall and we’ve pretty much taken full advantage. we’ve mostly gone places we can simply drive to and got to step out of our every day lives for a week at a time. one of our trips was a drive up to ithaca since we missed the town and hadn’t been there in years. I used the car ride as an excuse to test knit for kirsten.
pattern: miller’s hat
yarn: louet riverstone worsted, charcoal, 1 hank and smidgen
needles: 4.5mm and 5mm circs
date started: 10.10.09
date finished: 10.26.09
it was smart of me to start it on the way up, because knitting on the cayuga wine trail was, shall we say, dangerous. I followed the pattern exactly and loved every minute of it. I don’t know if the herringbone or the cables was my favorite section. the only snag I had was running out of yarn as I reached the decreases. you need just a little more than one hank of the riverstone to complete the hat and the garter stitch edging.
when I took these photos I hadn’t blocked the hat yet. I think I was too excited to be done and basically wove in the ends and wore it. it’s taking a nice warm bath now, which I hope helps the slouch department. I really want the back to relax and slouch a little more without me having to mess with it too much.