the bloody stupid johnson hat is coming along. i really enjoy this pattern, the cables are easy, but with enough variation to make it interesting. the alpaca yarn really is soft and very nice to work with. i do suspect that the hat might turn out a bit on the large side, but that’s ok, large and warm hats have been put to good use this winter, and the cold and snow doesn’t seem to go away in a hurry. which i’m very grateful for, i love this weather!
i’m looking forward to finishing this fairly quickly, hopefully before friday, because that’s when i cast on for my olympic knitting project! like i mentioned, i will be knitting mittens and the pattern i’ll be using is the vespergyle mittens pattern by elinor brown. it’s available as a free ravelry download, so if you haven’t added it to your collection yet, i suggest that you do so! i’ll be using two shades of grey in a 100% wool yarn from gotland that i received as a present from my dad a few years ago