Let’s have some more of that, shall we?

While I was distracting you with the fetching orange striped mitts, the hat decided to get bigger.

Quite a bit bigger actually…

So big that I may only have room for five colors (the set comes with six, and I’d hoped to have room for them all, but that may not quite work out).

I’m torn between the pale green, and the yellow.  The green feels a little cooler, somehow more sedate.  And the yellow more cheerful.  I think either is probably actually fine…but somehow that makes the choice all the harder.

 

 

 

 

Unwavering

So it seems I couldn’t stop with just the hat, I needed some cuffs too.  They’re called Unwavering, they’re out now, and you can them get 10% off with the code STEADFAST (but read on, because if you want the matching hat, you can do something cooler).

I like this more than any reasonable person should.  It’s not hard…it’s not fancy…it shouldn’t be this amusing.  And yet somehow, it is.

On the hat I had the lovely orange stripe go swirling off on a little jaunt.  Here I kept the stripe steady and instead let the thumb gussets do all the fancy swirly action.  It should take more than that to amuse me, but apparently, it doesn’t.  I’m oddly comforted to know you guys share my fascination though…I may be weird, but at least I’m in good company!

And yes, I totally got the hat (and two pompoms) and the cuffs out of one skein each of Manos del Uruguay’s Alegria and Clara.  And I have a shockingly large head, so I suspect you guys can easily get the full set from one skein of each yarn too!

And I’m trying something a little new with this pattern.  I’m using one of ravelry’s nifty features to make them into a set.  If you just want Unwavering all by itself, you can do that, and get it for 10% off with the code STEADFAST.  Just put Unwavering in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code STEADFAST.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

But if you’d rather have Wavering and Unwavering both, you can get the set for $10.90 (that’s a savings of $3.00 off the price of the individual patterns).  If you want to do that, just put Wavering and Unwavering both in your ravelry cart.  The price will be adjusted automatically (you don’t need a code).  And don’t worry, if you’ve already bought Wavering, whatever you spent on it will be counted towards the price of the set (as long as you’re logged your ravelry account when you make both purchases).  The STEADFAST code and the $3.00 discount will work through the end of the day, eastern time, Friday June 8 (after that the code expires and the automatic discount will be smaller).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take advantage of it being 54 degrees and drizzly in June and wear these outside (I’m going to try showing them off a bit on Instagram stories later today, so if you follow me over there, you can see them in action)!

Not even pretending any more

That’s it. I’m just accepting that gray hats are my thing, I love them, I knit a lot of them, I’m not sorry, and I’m not going to change.

That said…there’s a good chance this one might distract you from the underlying gray with rather a lot of colorful bits…(it’s Everyday DK by ontheround in Silver Lining Tweed…and it is grand).

And if you hold tight for just a second while I zip through the stockinette bit, you might spy some actual non-gray yarn.

Quite a lot of non-gray yarn come to think of it…(that’s ontheround’s Everyday Lite in Silver Lining Rainbow…also grand and a perfect match for the speckles).

Hold on tight, I think this is going somewhere rather special!

 

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Mitts really are quick.

Quick and more fun than they should be.

Which is good, because I have a whole lot of them…though somehow that never stops me from wanting more.

Oh and don’t worry…it does this on the needles, but it behaves perfectly when it’s blocked and on your hands!  But that just looked too cool to not show you.

Pattern for these is coming any second now (think Tuesday…like this upcoming Tuesday).  And don’t worry, if you bought the matching hat pattern, you’ll get an awesome discount on these.  I have to see what the possibilities are on ravelry to make that happen, but I know we can work something out.

 

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