While bouncing around the blogging forums on Ravelry today I came across a blog unlike any other in my blog roll. Please take a look at Wholesome Fun at Home and Abroad. It's all about a gal from England who is a scientist working in Antarctica and knitting to fill the spare moments. I don't know about you, but I know very little about that continent so I'm hoping to be educated and entertained.
In the meantime, I finished another hat tonight:
I used Cascade 128 Tweed in a nice forest green shade. I have to say it gave off a pea green shade when I blocked it in my bathroom sink (Head N Shoulders again) -- thank goodness this won't happen the first time the recipient wears it! The button is one I purchased at My Craft Room a few weeks ago. I'm just auditioning it. I think the button is a bit big for this hat and would be better suited to a larger version. It's been several months since I have knit this pattern up and I had forgotten to make it taller than the pattern calls for. I did remember to increase the number of cast on stitches and this time I used the double D decrease (are you tired of that decrease yet? Not me!).
A while ago I made the bold statement that from now on I'm going to keep better track of the changes I make to patterns. So I'm marching off to the living room to dig the pattern out of my knitting bag and write this info down. Before I forget. Again.