My fingers are actually chilly right now. Clearly I need to knit faster- and more often- to warm them up...
The cabled newsboy cap is back! In the one or two spare moments we had at Knit Cafe yesterday, Beth and I put out the Anny Blatt Ksar, a beautiful 50/50 camel hair/wool blend. Did you know that camels are incredibly, wonderfully soft? We're talking blindfolded-this-could-be-cashmere soft? Only with way more yardage per ball. And- the colors! This is an amazing yarn. At the end of the day, Beth filled up an entire box of the lovely Ksar to buy (hilarious) and then, when I went over to the wall and pulled the one ball I need for the brim of the newsboy cap, said, in all seriousness, "are you kidding!? That's all you're getting? THAT'S IT?!" We are both yarn junkies and yarn enablers. It's a truly vicious cycle. Yes, I only bought one ball of Ksar... and a few balls of Douceur et Soie. Mmmmm. Oh, and some new Addis.
Armed with the Ksar, I cast on the brim of the cap. Last night I got to the 3rd cable repeat, AKA where the decreases begin. Hopefully I'll have the cap done by the time I get to the K.C. today. Jenny will be at work today, and since she spun the lovely and delicious Bubble Jet, I want to break in the hat on a day she can see how truly beautiful her work is. If I go to the Farmer's Market this Thursday, I'll wear it then, as well, in case Shanitta is there- it's her adorable pattern.
The Douceur et Soie I bought is for the ruffle scarf pattern from Scarf Style. The cotton yarn I already have is so beautiful, but all those short rows are going to drive me bonkers if I don't add something else to the mix. I mean, I get it. I love the occasional easy project, but easy and endless is another thing entirely. So I'm going to strand the butter-yellow cotton with the antique-white Douceur, and add beads. Tiny, shimmery little beads which I will incorporate at random- fun, right? I'll have to take a quick trip to the fashion district to get them- what a crying shame. I love it there- so much bustle, and buttons, beads, fabric, trim- it's ridiculous, and crazy deals cam be found.
You can see I still have no pictures- this will end, at the latest, December 18th. How do I know? Why, I ruined my Christmas surprise, that's how! I sent an email to my mom telling her about my uploading issues and said I was going to buy the printer dock for my camera. She called my cell phone very soon after that and said "don't buy it- that's what I got you for Christmas!" Too funny. Surprise ruined, she's bringing it to me a little early, since I clearly need it. I can't wait.
The newsboy cap is calling my name. For a Californian like myself, it's darn chilly outside. Perfect hat weather.