Minutes after returning from a 5k run this morning, IJK found herself donning a wool hat and mittens. Such a good sport she is.
This is the same hat design that I showed you earlier this week. I wasn't happy with the crown decreases on that one so I reworked it. This time I used Knit Picks City Tweed DK in the Jacquard colorway. This is pretty yarn, so soft and cozy in an alpaca/merino/donegal blend. I've got two skeins left so there may be a cowl or short scarf on its way too.
I decided to make mittens to go with the beret. Mittens are such a satisfyingly quick project and hat/mitten sets make nice gifts. My plan is to do this with most of my hat and mitten designs from now on. I will give this set away to a good friend who has a big birthday coming up.
The patterns are written and I've got some test knitters lined up, so look for the patterns in a few weeks.
Laura, the designer for Schaefer Yarns sent some gorgeous Miss Priss to use for a sweater design. My mind has been swimming with ideas ever since it arrived on Thursday. I plan to cast on today. My goal is to have the sweater done by Rhinebeck. Too ambitious? We'll see.