Have you ever seen something on a blog that made you want to cast on right that very minute? Of course you have — we all have. It doesn’t happen to me very often but it did last week when I saw Cassie’s Gretel hat. I immediately purchased the pattern from Ysolda. Honestly, if I hadn’t been out sick for the previous three days I think I would have feigned an illness so that I could have gone home immediately and started knitting.
I held it together, though, and started Thursday night. I worked on it every spare moment (and there weren’t many considering I had to drop in at the paying job on Friday and the Christmas decorating and various social obligations) but I managed to finish it Sunday morning – just in time for our first snow fall.
Isn’t it adorable on her?
The yarn is something I bought ages ago at a yarn shop on Cape Cod. I can’t remember exactly where and I can’t remember exactly when but I it was at least 2 years ago. I had been saving it for something special and it worked out perfectly for this hat.
I love the color and the cable-y goodness.
The recipient is quite pleased with it, too. Even if she is a goof ball.