Whenever there is boyfriend drama in my life, well, whenever there is any drama in my life I always turn to knitting. Knitting just keeps me calm and it makes me feel better, even when my stomach is churning and I can't sleep. So, whenever I get into a fight with Matt I always become overwhelmed by the urge to knit him hats. Even when he doesn't deserve them.
Last night I cast on for Stephen West's Botanic hat, my favorite "boy" hat, and I finished it up this afternoon after work. I used leftover Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Calligraphy and some Noro Silk Garden I had in my stash (color 276). Both yarns were purchased by the boy in question, so I guess it is only fair that I should knit him something.
Mods: Since I was using a dk weight as the MC, I decided to cast on an extra four stitches, which turned out being unnecessary, and I also went down to size 5 needles for the ribbing. I did, however, use size 7s for the body, which gave the fabric a nice and light feel.
|I'm not a beanie girl. But this will do ;)|
|I'm in love|
I also finished up my Dalloway in DK that I posted about last time. But I'll save that (and some new Tosh haul) for next time. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak and the project page for my (Waiting for Spring) Botanic Hat.
|Tosh Merino Light in "Plaid Blanket"|
(Waiting for Spring) Botanic Hat on Ravelry