As usual

As usual, I want a set.  Apparently it’s just how I’m wired (I’m also one of those people who feels a moral obligation to buy all the books in a series, even if I didn’t especially like the first one, so I’ve clearly got some limitations I’m working with here, just in the interest of full disclosure).

But, since I do know this about myself, I can indulge as needed.

Like, say, with these pretty little things! Mitts to go with the hat should be out later this month (you know, if 2020 doesn’t do something unspeakable to me or mine in the meantime).  But until then, you can distract yourself with the hat if you’re in need of something to fill the hours.

Hitherto

It’s possible there are knitters out there who hate knitted leaves.  But I? I am not one of them.  I am, in fact, unreasonably fond of the silly things.  And Hitherto is a particularly lovely example of just how charming knitted leaves can be!

I feel like I should have more of a story to tell you about these.  Like there should be some pretty stone wall in a secret clearing in the woods with beautiful cascading vines that turn gloriously bright every fall.  But there’s really not.

There’s really just me, hopelessly enamored of knitted leaves and the tidy, orderly way they come together, knitting happily away.

But honestly, that’s ok.  Sometimes you just make a thing because you’re pretty darn sure you’re going to love it.  And this doesn’t disappoint!

The pattern is Hitherto, it’s up on ravelry and payhip, and you can use the code LEAFY to take 10% off through the end of the day, eastern time, Friday September 11 (or if you’re on the mailing list, check your inbox, you’ve got a bigger discount code there).

Grumble grumble

Grumble grumble grumble. FINE. The increases really do look better if the stitch on top of them is twisted. Which of course I didn’t realize until I was three or four rows in. Which of course means I get to rip those stitches out and do a bit of surgery to close it all back up.

Fine fine fine. I’ll be happier with it when it’s done if I go ahead and fix it.  But I’m totally going to grumble while I do it.

So much better.  Totally worth it.  But yes I did mutter and sputter and fume the whole way through.

The matching hat is due out tomorrow, be on the mailing list if you want a heads up when it drops!

Also not surprising

With the hat sorted (and due out on Tuesday, if nothing untoward happens in the meantime), clearly mitts are the next thing that need to happen.

Because hats by themselves are just not nearly as much fun as hats and mitts together.  That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it!