My First Hat! #PhotoFriday


“Barley” pattern (TinCanKnits) hat, knitted in Paton’s North America Worsted Weight (“Bird of Paradise” color way)

I’m really happy with how this came out!


Knittering Around

The past month had been, in my non-knitting life, largely insanity. But now! Well, that’s over, at least temporarily. But it was amazing how much my life ate into my knitting time! It was *almost* insulting. (Just kidding.) It’s almost as if my life does not exist entirely for me to knit things? *scoff*

I’ve finished one project (you’ll see a photo on Friday, perchance) and I’m knitting one secret gift for a friend of mine – her birthday is in a few weeks. She lives abroad and we are only pen pals, but i really feel like she could use a gift.

I’m knitting her gift in this beautiful color:


16 – Blue color way from Stonehedge Fiber Mill

I’m a big fan of this yarn. It’s at the higher end of my budget price point ($12.95/skein) but it’s so soft and gorgeous – and for a friend, I’m willing to use good yarn.

Unfortunately, this isn’t too interesting or witty, and for that I apologize. But you know what that song lyric says, “You don’t always get what you want…”


“..but when you try sometimes, you get what you need.”