June 20, 2009

you can't have too many hats

Pattern: Gretel, by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 wool, colour 20 (cornflower)

Both Ysolda and this wonderful yarn can do no wrong, in my books. She writes great patterns I always learn something from - the tubular cast on here was far less daunting with the help of her video. It does produce a rounded and stretchy edge that's perfect for hats.

Besides its fabulous colour, this yarn (Canadian!) has great stitch definition for cabling. I think I've officially decided on repeating this colour/yarn combo when I get around to making this. It's only been in my queue for 8 months while I decide.

Now I can to go finish some socks that are taking forever. And plan a super sweet five-year-old's birthday party. Man. I cannot believe she is turning 5 already.

Have a great weekend.


  1. She's turning five??? Awhh....so....cute....

    I love the photos. You look so cute in them. I'm allowed to say that because I am your cousin. I hope that's cool.

  2. Totally cool with that! You're too funny.

  3. Cute hat again - nothing wrong with that teal colour. It's not like the teal from the 80's....shudder.....

  4. you won my little giveaway! i'll be emailing you for your info in the morning, but wanted to let you know before i put myself to bed. :)