Next up

So I mean naturally the next thing to do is cast on the second hat.  You’ve got to maintain your momentum, right?

The first one took less than half of each skein, so it should be easy enough to get a second one done with the same yarn.

That’s always a little risky to say (because if you decide you want to knit yours four inches taller to do a huge folded brim & your head is way bigger & you want it to be slouchy…maybe not).  But I’m pretty confident it will work for like 99% of folks (one of the benefits of having a giant head…if I can get two that fit me, you can pretty much be sure you’ll get two that fit you).

And one more time for new folks (hi!), it’s all slipped stitches.  Which means it’s all super easy (really…move a stitch from one needle to the other…that’s it) and you only ever have to worry about one yarn per round.  It’s totally my favorite way to get the fun of playing with two colors without having to actually do proper colorwork (which always feels fiddly to me).

Pattern in early March, but first I need to get one more hat done!

 

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Causation

Hat feeling lonely? Does it need some mitts to keep it company?  We can do that!  Causation is out today and it will look absolutely smashing with Correlation from earlier in the month! For the first few days they’re out, the mitts 10% off with the code INSIDEOUT.

Now of course, having the mitts won’t totally solve the ‘which side is prettiest’ problem the hat introduced.  But it does at least give you the option of showing off both sides at the same time (one on the hat, one on the mitts).

And I’ve heard from one or two of you that you’re going to knit two of the same mitt, flip one inside out, and then wear them so one hand shows one side and the other hand shows the other side.  Now I’ll be honest…that makes the part of my brain that wants everything to match a little bit twitchy.  But if it makes you happy, go for it!

Oh and speaking of folks who want to make modifications, I’ve heard from lots of you who want to use this cable on a scarf.  You can absolutely do that!  The mitts use the cable as a panel (instead of as a repeating, all over motif), which is what you’d probably do if you were adapting the cable to work on a scarf, so they’re a great starting point for a project like that.

I suspect whatever you do is going to be grand.  The cable really is pretty much magic, and I think whatever you use it on will be a delight!

If you want to make it yours, you can get it at a discount for the first few days it’s out.  Because this is a matching piece to the hat, you’ve got two options.

If you just want the mitts all by themselves, you can do that, and get it for 10% off with the code INSIDEOUT.  Just put Causation in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code INSIDEOUT.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

But if you’d rather have Correlation and Causation both as a set (and really, that’s way more fun), you can get the set for $10.90 (that’s a savings of $4.00 off the price of the individual patterns).  If you want to do that, just put Correlation and Causation 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 the hat, 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).  This pretty much always works very very smoothly (because ravelry is awesome), but if you hit a snag you can always email me or message me on ravelry and we’ll get you sorted out.

The INSIDEOUT code and the $4.00 discount will work through the end of the day, eastern time, Friday February 22 (after that the code expires and the automatic discount will be smaller).

 

Tip top

So this is done…

And it’s unquestionably adorable.  Like that’s totally a good looking hat, no doubt about it.

But wait till you see the top.  I mean that’s just pretty much magic!

I’m not even going to pretend to say anything modest or self effacing.  That’s grand, I love it, and it makes me gloriously happy!

 

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So many mitts

So, I try really hard to keep the blog (and instagram…and twitter…and ravelry…and even, in theory, pinterest) up to date, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen.  It seems to go in phases, and just lately I’ve been chattier over on instagram (I think it’ something about the 8 zillion little heart notifications and the never ending scrolling wall of pretty…that’s totally not an accident, it’s pretty much designed to reel you in and steal your attention for hours on end).  And that means I’ve been scandalously remiss and haven’t show off the mitts in a while.

They zipped along in record time.

And now they’re all done (the sort of done that means blocked and ends woven in and photos taken and pattern written and tested, and all set to go up on ravelry, not just the sort of done where I’ve finished knitting and then jammed them in the ‘needs photos’ basket to languish for an indeterminate period of time).

They should be out on Tuesday! (I say ‘should’ because I always worry if I say ‘will,’ I’ll die…or my house will burn down…or I’ll end up in the hospital…and then I’ll be furious that I said they’d be out on a particular date and missed it.  But generally, when I say ‘it should be out on Tuesday’ what I mean is ‘it’s coming out Tuesday unless my world blows up.’)

Now if you’ll excuse me, the pink speckles in this pretty much perfectly match my winter coat, and I think that means I need to go for a walk and show them off!

 

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