I’ve always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I’ve even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I’m knitting on a new project – a hat for my dad for Christmas. I’m using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and US 8 needles. I’m getting 5 stitches to the inch. I’m doing a modified Musselburgh hat. I like the ability to start at the crown and adjust for my gauge. I’ll finish this like a standard beanie with ribbing. But I’ll definitely need to make a traditional Musselburgh soon too.
It’s unseasonably warm here in Nebraska, like many parts of the country I assume. Today it’s a breezy 56 degrees, on December 3rd. And while I’m not complaining, I’d rather have this over that nasty white stuff, my body is reacting to the weather like it’s 20-30 degrees colder. I think once I finish everyone’s gifts/wants I will be starting a pair of fingerless mitts for myself.