Naturally, I love this just-exactly-what-it-needs-to-be hat pattern (the Regular Guy Beanie). But I particularly love how it turned out in this yarn, which is Malabrigo Worsted in Lettuce. The Afghans for Afghans site stressed using bright colors, and like I said to Sarah in an earlier comment, this was the only real color in my stash! (I’m not even sure how it got in there, among all the greys and murky blues and ivories and greys again.) Knitting this hat with this yarn made me understand why Jo loves making hats as much as she does.
I didn’t do any sewing this weekend, but I did order a couple of patterns — which makes a total of four patterns I’ve bought in the past six months, after not having bought one for at least a decade. I’ve sewn since I was a kid, and made or altered all kinds of stuff as a teenager. (Including pegging every new pair of jeans I brought home.) But lately the machine only comes out for the random hem or temporary burlap curtain. So I’m really excited to sew some clothes for myself again.
And then: more sweaters! The other thing I ordered this weekend is a pile of Brooklyn Tweed for a cardigan. Can’t wait.