I knit all summer. Even in the 30 degree heat. Even at the beach. Even at the campsite. Everywhere! Although I must say, this summer in Vancouver is extra hot and I considered putting down the Lopi sweater I was working on….but I persevered! Instead of making me want to put down my needles, summer just makes me want to cast on something bright and fun!
At the beginning of the summer I taught a class at Yarn Okanagan and while I was perusing the marketplace a bright fun skein at Baaad Anna’s booth caught my eye. It was bright, fun, reminded me a little of my style in the early 90’s…..I needed it! Hunter loves all things bright and speckled so I had a brief debate with myself over getting enough for a sweater for her, or if I should just do an accessory. I have a lot of single skeins in the stash and it isn’t really meshing with my constant desire to knit sweaters, but I went for the single skein with an Antler hat plan.
Let me tell you about this skein. It has all the colours, plus speckles, plus dark bits that make everything pop even more! It is a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Merino Aran in the delightful colourway ‘piggy bank’. I wasn’t really sure how the cables would come out in a busy skein, but I had seen a few on Ravelry and Instagram so I thought I would give it a go.
I’m so pleased with the results! The cables show up just fine and the speckles are everything I thought they would be. Hunter chose a turquoise pom pom from my wee bright faux fur pom stash (this one was from Tanis Fiber Arts). Hunter and I went up to Simon Fraser University for some photos. She was in fine form, practicing her annoyed teenager look, alongside her smiles and dancing.
For all the details on the hat you can check out the Ravelry project here.
What do you like to knit in the summer? Do you take a break? Do you prepare for winter?
More cabled hats from TCK