My go to project when I’m out and about is knitting. Particularly while watching swimming lessons or attending committee meetings for the band, I use the time to add a few rows on my current project.
Right now I have two projects on the go. A pair of toe up socks using a lovely squishy yarn from indigo dragonfly, a maker and dyer near Haliburton. I’m just finishing the ribbing on the first pair (I hate ribbing). And a cloche hat using an assortment of leftovers sock yarns held double.
The hat came about as a result of the #giftalong2017 on #ravelry, I picked up a pattern on cyber Monday and cast on a few days later. (BTW, it is a gift…for me). The band gets doubled over and stitched in place, which I hope will tackle the curled edge. The gauge was a bit larger with the fuzzy yarn, possibly angora, so I switched back to the smoother yarns for the body of the hat and to show the lace panel. Of course I lost the ball bands ages ago. This yarn is actually left from a gorgeous crocheted sweater coat I made 25 years ago, it was too heavy for inside and not warm enough for outside so I eventually donated it to a seniors home.
I’m not quite sure how this will look when it’s done, but I plan to have a lot fewer scraps of yarn.