"Ahh, but it's cold outside."
~lyrics by Frank Loesser
To say that I've outdone myself the past few days would be an extreme stretch. Between the cold, wind and snow squalls, not to mention the canceled school, I've found myself with some extra time for what I love best- my knitting.
Last year I rediscovered this pre-Christian art form. Since then, I've managed to knit lots of creations, but other than 2 practice washcloths, I've given the rest away.
This year for Christmas I received a "Comfort and Joy" box from my mama. Inside I found all types of delightful goodies and cozy treats. One of my most favorite doo-dads emerged as this hand-dyed wool/silk yarn from Chile. If you could only feels its luscious texture, you'd be a fan, too. Go figure, I get excited over a skein of yarn.
I knew I wanted to make something special. I also knew I wanted to try and learn something new. After much though, I finally decided to knit a hat, something that we Pennsylvanians refer to as a "snookie".