Thursday, November 02, 2017
post 2 Nov: 3 things about The Croft
1) On Saturday I popped into my LYS , Knit New Haven w here I discovered they'd gone and stocked new yarns without telling me. So many good ones! A shelf of The Croft from West Yorkshire Spinners especially got to me--and they had a skein out for sampling a few stitches. Boom. Done.
2) It's Shetland wool, aran weight, lofty, soft, woollly natural sheep colors blended base. With muted speckles. Not so crazy as to be high contrast or pool. Just the right kind of speckles. And, a little lanolin sheepy whiff. I settled on two skeins in different colors--a new hat for me and for Dave. (I don't buy random single skeins, without a project in mind. That never ends well for me).
3) All other projects immediately set aside to knit a Never Fail Watchcap from Mason Dixon Knitting Knitstrips feature. Above is a testament to how much I love this yarn--I have knit nothing else since Sunday. And I don't love plain garter stitch. But I should love this hat, just in time for the chillier weather.
My only point of uncertainty: I was thinking of knitting the same pattern for Dave but we've avoided wearing matching hats since we were twenty...is this the time to start?
ETA: now that I am at the long kitchener seam, above, I can safely say Dave's The Croft hat will be a different design...knit in the round.