I was feeling feisty, which lead me to handwind a ball of my own yarn in my new favorite colorway (both to dye, and to knit). A week went by while I finished my Briewick Beret (pictures below), and I finally had a chance to cast on for something incredibly simple. Something that won’t interfere with my study-brain, something that is dull enough not to require a glance down now and then.
The project? Sockhead, by Kelly McClure. This hat involves 4″ of ribbing (ahhhh!), and a very-long-period-of-just-knit-stitch until you can’t take it anymore. I cast on uh… yesterday? Maybe the day before, but who knows. I’m almost finished, which says something – though I’m not sure whether or not that “something” can be attributed to not studying hard enough, or studying forever.
The yarn, Cupcake Sock, is a blend of 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. It’s soft, hearty, and has a great sheen that’s apparent in the skein, but even more obvious once it’s been knit for a bit. I’m not usually a pinky-purple kind of person, but the colors are so varied and luminous that I think I’ll wear the ever-loving-shit out of this hat once it’s been blocked.
A finished project:
This project is only “technically” finished, as it’s currently in the bath soaking, waiting to be blocked over a dinner plate. Once it’s dry I’ll give it a fair shake in the form of it’s own blog post, but until then know that the yarn is wonderful and the pattern is less complicated than it looks.