Three years ago I knitted Emily a hat from my handspun merino/bamboo. She's worn it regularly since. But this year it's getting a bit too small for her. and she wanted a new one. Emily wore her old hat on our walk on Sunday afternoon:
The light was bad last night when I took the photos and I think I had the camera on the wrong setting.
Last winter I spun this yarn from a Sweet Georgia Fiber club fibre. I think it's a blend of merino/bamboo/silk. My spinning is very uneven but Emily liked it and we decided months ago I'd knit a hat for her.
As I have decided that Sundays will be no-work knitting I decided to start this hat. I thought it might be doable in a day. I'm not good at hats. I've tried making Simon several hats and they never fit. I have knitted a hat for me and I love it and Em loved her old hat but hats aren't something I enjoy making.
I decided to cast on and knit from the top down as it was easier to get the right fit and length.
This weekend we had glorious, sunny but very, very cold weather. On Sunday afternoon we decided to go for a walk on the beach. When we got there it was a freezing cold, quite strong wind so we decided to walk on a country park foot path which is opposite the beach instead. I brought my camera and although the light was starting to fail I got some good photos.
This is the beach:
It was sunny in the morning but by the time we got to the beach it was clouding over.
There is a new 'fitness train' with various gym-like instruments which we had a go at:
The view from the foot path down to the beach:
And I've had another design published. Klementina is designed for Artesano using Manos Silk blend. Thank you to Sarah for knitting the sample. This pattern is available on Ravelry and I expect it'll be available at yarn shops around the UK and European countries stocking Manos del Uruguay yarns.
Ann Kingstone's Novel Knits Blog Tour.