when i am cold
i feel the most motivated
to knit something for myself.
the other night, feeling quite chilly,
i ran into holly priestley‘s ‘nomadic night’s slouch’.
ooh, i love how much personality this hat has
and how much room it gives
each of us individual
express ourselves in color and yarn combinations.
in true antiestablishmentarian style,i chose three different yarns altogether.
it’s a big ol’ hat, so matching up exact gauge is optional, right?
i almost never would think that,
but in this case
i did and it’s working.
holly’s version is much more colorful than mine,
which in a different mood i might have wanted,but right now, all the neutrals and mixed textures sing to me
of varied experiences and how they’ve
shaped me, made me
who i am.
i have worked through the corrugated rib,
and found the colorwork chart to be fabulously simple.
nothing like clarity to make a project feel like it’s flying off the needles!
if i juggle things right today (ie: get the necessary stuff done),
i could have my ‘nomad’ ready
before the storm hits
that’s my goal. we’ll see if i hit it.
‘nomads’ taken from 13:20 of isaiah.
yarns in top photo: (left) hudson valley fiber farm ‘farmstead’ from a local market,
(center) malabrigo ‘twist’ in terron, and (right) classic elite yarns ‘blackthorn’ in alabaster.