When was the last time you looked to your knitting books for inspiration before clicking around in Ravelry? Yeah. Me, too.
I've vowed to change that. (I make a lot of vows I don't keep, so don't hold me to this!!!) My last book purge turned into a browsing spree and I discovered so many wonderful patterns I had totally forgotten. They were at one time or another on the 'I-have-to-cast-this-on-immediately' list or in the 'I-must-make-this-NOW' queue. Somehow they got buried.
Knit Local was one such book.
There are actually some patterns 'out there' that are only available in their books. The Scandinavian hat is one of them--a great, quick hat, knit using dk yarn. In this case, mystery stuff from the stash---the ivory was obviously alpaca but the red I think was supposed to be mitts for a grand who changed her mind about colour before I got them made. The two worked well together.
The hat is ever so slightly oversized...which I've found helps to control hat-head syndrome...
(I obviously don't do selfies)
and the deep ribbed brim can be doubled over to accommodate smaller beings...
Every book I own was bought for a reason. Sometimes, even two or three! So...my new self-imposed 'rule':
I will always have at least one project on the needles from a book I already own.
I have choices.
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Anyone want to join me? We can start a book club!!!
To aid and abet....now that I've knit the reason I purchased this book, I'm having a little giveaway. To enter the drawing for Local Knits just leave a comment here or on Instagram @woolythyme1 with a way for me to contact you!!! Giveaway will end August 14th (the day I started blogging.....5 years ago!!!)