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.
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.
yarns in top photo: (left) hudson valley fiber farm ‘farmstead’ from a local market,