12/4/18

The darker days of December, with their overcast filtered light are some of my favorite days.

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A time for warm toast, iced coffee and cozy reads. This book may have been purchased solely based on the fact that it contains my most favorite sock knitting pattern ever (Emily’s Favourite Socks) that and the Persephone mitten pattern totally knocked me out.

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The bleak landscapes of rural life in winter always get me right in the heart.

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A season when the metal tools get colder, the knits plumper, the crochet more delicate and a simple candle bulb swap out for bubble lights makes the kitchen window view a little brighter.

(When I first learned to crochet all I could get my hands on were vintage workbasket patterns, I fell in love with thread crochet and making snowflakes and doilies and witching up scalding slurries of sugar starch.)

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It’s also the time of year, I happily make more hats than ever.

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handmade commercial hat

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It’s my standard bag in bag situation.

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A slow grow, but I really love the classic simplicity of this hat, it has a clever trick and a bit of whipstitching to get the perfect hold the fold, triple thick brim.

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By all accounts, it appears I like to knit hats that look like ready-made hats.

(I had a hat like this as a kid, it was white with a light purple brim, a huge white and purple pom pom on top and an E.T. patch on the band πŸ’•)

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Pattern: Oslo Hat by PetiteKnit

Yarn: I used one strand Dk weight wool (pattern suggests fingering weight held double)