Instant gratification

Knitting is not generally an instant gratification sort of pursuit.  I mean sure, there’s the thrill of casting on and the satisfaction of finishing a row or a pattern repeat.  But to actually have a finished object, you’re generally going to have to put in the time.

baby hatBut every now and then, the right combination of mindless knitting (this about 80% stockinette) and project scope (it’s also intended for a child sized person) gets you there awfully quick.

baby hat 2Throw in the marvelously entertaining colors (Malabrigo’s archangel is more or less the only pink yarn I consistently like) and a lazy weekend and you’ve got one of my fastest knits ever.

baby hat 3Now…we’ll just have to see what the rest of that yarn wants to become…because I used less than half of each skein, and we can’t let the rest go to waste.