December 24, 2012

Surprisingly, Done

I thought I was starting a project that had about as much chance of being finished as I have of setting my hair on fire.  Turns out, it was a fast knit for being stranded, which is to say that it took a little longer to knit than a 'regular' hat.

Selbu Modern is done and I have to say that the pattern is so well written that I'd make this hat a hundred times.

Let me tell you about this Classic Elite Fresco.  Talk about LOVE!  I love this yarn.  It's 60% wool,  30% baby alpaca and 10% mohair and it's softer than a baby's bum, softer than butter, softer than anything I've knit with in a very long time.  I realize it may be the baby alpaca which is always soft, or the mohair which gives the hat a soft halo.  Between the hat and the yarn, I had a love fest with this project.

I was a little worried about running out of yarn, but you know me and yarn.  I never run out!  This is what's left:

Now on to the next project, plain vanilla socks, which won't be finished before Christmas, but might be finished right after.  I don't even know where my sock yarn is, but I'll find it.  In a perfect world, I'd be able to knit one sock on the way to work, and the other on the way home.

Ha ha ha! You know that's not going to happen.

Happy Christmas Eve!

1 comment:

  1. I love this hat and I want to give a try also.