The summer has just flown by, and now that school has started, I will have more time to post and to knit things! I have three hats to show you, but only one made the photo lineup for today. This is my Nomad Hat from Churchmouse Yarns.
I saw the hat on a trip to Churchmouse during the winter, when they had it out on display. I like to try on their shop models because they're so nicely made and often end up buying yarn and pattern for something I've tried on.
The hat is made with Rowan Purelife British Breeds Chunky and Boucle, one skein of each. You could make it a two-tone hat, but I liked the natural color myself. The boucle was lots of fun to knit, and the top part of the hat was done in no time. The boucle part is folded over a couple of times and voila.
It's such a warm cozy hat, and I could see wearing it to most any outdoor event in the winter when one is hanging around getting chilled.
I've also knit a simple ribbed hat out of Rowan Lima, and Churchmouse's striped beanie with three colors of Jamieson's Shetland DK--another one I saw as a shop model. I'm currently working on something from Kim Hargreaves's book Quirky, a beanie in Rowan Cocoon and Kidsilk Haze combined.
For a larger project, I'm deep into Jared Flood's Grettir pullover, in all the grey colors you see here:
The Shelter yarn knits up divinely and I'm enjoying every part of this project. I am choosing to knit mine flat where I can because it goes faster for me than knitting in the round (I'm a fast purler), then joining for the yoke. I'm done with both sleeves and am halfway up the front. Hope to have pictures to show you soon!
Hope everyone is enjoying their fall knitting!