|The sleeves of my Lines in The Sand sweater are heartily kicking my ass right now.|
Look at them sitting there looking all cute: See our stripy goodness! Revel in the Randomly Proportioned Colour Distribution that is Noro! It's so easy to try us on for size!
But in reality, they hide a dirty little secret...
So my coping strategy was to cast on for a new project - a hat. Because right now I don't have a handknit hat to wear. I toyed with knitting Le Slouch, but it's not a style I am crazy about - reminds me too much of the hairnets I wore years ago when I working in a hospital kitchen. Plus, I am all about covering up my ears with my headgear (kind of like my obsession with mittens/gloves that cover my fingertips), and IMO Le Slouch often looks best worn relatively far back on the head (which provides minimal ear coverage).
This is the Kim Cloche. The yarns (Malabrigo and Katia Mexico) used to be this:
But it was a bit too small, and made my forehead itch.
The brim is folded over, so I will probably knit a lining for the crown so that the whole hat is double thickness - for added warmth. Since this is Canada, and winter isn't anywhere near over.