Lots of work and lots of parenting really cuts into knitting. I missed having a hour in front of the TV to relax with my knitting and make something that doesn't involve a computer.
I also realized that not taking that time for myself is not a good thing. I get grumpy when I don't have time for myself to do something that I enjoy. Turns out the Purple Purl newsletter gave me a nudge and I found a project that made me want to take the time and make something.
The Purple Purl was hosting a knit-along of the Seasons Hat. Gripped by the longest coldest February I've experienced in Toronto, another hat seemed like a good thing to knit and I had yarn leftover from my much-loved Vinterblomster mittens which would make a nice coordinated, but not matchy-matchy set, so I was IN.
Less than a week later, I was almost done the colour work. Every time I do a colour project I remember that one of the main reasons I knit is COLOUR. I love pulling out the yarn and figuring out what colours to use. This time I had the three Vinterblomster colours and added orange and a lighter grey.
I find it hard to stop knitting when I start colour bands--I want to see how they'll turn out. I also just enjoyed this yarn, the ease of the project and gave myself the time to get it done.
It took a mere 10 days. It's perfect.
My photography is not so great. I seem to always finish things at night!
And this hat became part of my favourite instagram selfie ever.
I accidentally hit the button while turning to get better light. (Let's keep that as our secret.)