Anyway, as the title of the post says, knitting does still happen here. I keep looking at others' blogs, and they seem to get so much more knitting finished than I do. It doesn't bother me really, since I knit for fun, not as a contest, but I tend to take a while to actually complete a project. But I have one to show you today, and not only is it an FO, but it is a Christmas gift, so I consider that a two-fer!
I think I've mentioned that I had a plan to make each of my niece's husbands a Turn A Square hat for Christmas. It's a pattern that I have made a few times, for The Tim, and he loves the resulting hats. He's also had a lot of compliments on them.
So here is the first of three, for my nephew-in-law (?) Patrick. He is an attorney, so I was thinking something a bit classic, color-wise. Here's the finished hat from the side:
and from the top:
I'm very pleased with the result, and am also more than pleased to already have a holiday gift ready. If you haven't tried this pattern, you should. It knits up quickly, and there are an infinite number of possibilities for color combinations and stripes.
Project: Pat P's Turn a Square Hat
Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
Needles: US 5 and 7
Yarn: Berocco Vintage, Denim and Dove
Modifications: Since I used a regular long-tail cast on, I didn't need the third needle size the pattern mentions. I did use the jogless stripe method, and otherwise, knit the pattern as written.
For the record, the colors are more navy blue and light charcoal gray - its darker in real life than in my washed-out photos.
I think rather than go ahead and start another one of these right now, I'll work on one of the things I want to make for my nieces. That way - at least in theory - I won't get sick of either thing right away, since I'm making multiples.
And now I'm off to get a few things done around the house (exciting stuff like laundry!), and enjoy the rest of my weekend I hope yours is good as well.