There was a time when I thought knitters who find stockinette boring were crazy. Especially in the round? So rhythmic and non-taxing; perfect for winding down; suitable for doing while watching a movie or participating in a conversation. Who could not love stockinette?! But somewhere along the line I seem to have switched camps. If I had a sweater’s worth of worsted on hand (any worsted!) I would be in serious jeopardy of casting on Rook right now. Which is why I specifically haven’t bought yarn for it. Yet.
Anyway, I finished the two Hill Country Hats. The first one, for the gift exchange, I made slightly less slouchy.* I figured if a dude got it, he could either pull it down and roll up the brim, or wear it hipster-style. A dude did get it, and loved it, and he had the perfect height and head for it. This one, for me, I made according to the original pattern dimensions, and it’s the perfect everyday, over-the-bun, toasty-but-not-roasty hat. Now that it’s on my head, I need to turn my attention back to Slade, but I’m not sure I can face the stockinette. Might have to squeeze in a nicely complicated little cable hat in between. Or something.
QUICK SHOP UPDATES:
– Bestsellers back in stock: thread snips, row counter, rulers, natural baskets, plus all colors/sizes of the bento bag.
– The Knitters Graph Paper Journal is proving to be wildly popular!
– There’s still one more copy of the Aged Issue of Kinfolk (issue 10). Taproot 8 is all gone, sorry.
I will be shipping on Saturday once again, FYI — last-minute Fringe Supply Co. orders still have a chance of arriving before Christmas. Of course, that’s assuming the USPS does their part. To see whether you’re in a 1-, 2- or 3-day zone, enter origin zip 94710 in the USPS Priority Mail Map. Orders received by 9am PST on Saturday will ship on Saturday. So barring USPS delays — which I have no control over — most shipments should arrive on the 24th.
AND! if you’re in or near Kaukauna WI and want to buy Fringe goods in person, pay a visit to Make.Do @ KC&T, the latest addition to the Stockists lineup.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
*The ribbing was 2.75 inches, and the total height was 6.5 inches before the crown decreases.