Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wool wonderful wool



I started a Turn the Square hat last night. Casted on just before bed and I almost couldn't stop knitting. Now if your not a knitter/crocheter my next few statements will sound wacko! I couldn't stop because the fiber felt so good in my hands. I am using Cascade 220 & Noro for this hat. I didn't realize how long it has been since I've knit with worsted weight wool. My Ivy League vest is wool but finger weight wool is so thin you don't really get the "feel" of wool. The other projects over the weekend I used cotton and (gasp) acrylic blend yarns.


There was a feeling of peace, joy, relaxation? while working on the hat. I got it again today. This is my first time using both Cascade & Noro. There will be more Cascade in my future for sure. It's affordable and lovely.


And while I'm confessing all kinds of craziness today, I realized that this hat I'm knitting, which is supposed to be for my nephew, is actually for Joy #2. Does that ever happen to you all? The project changes it mind (or my mind) and becomes destined for another recipient? Initially, I thought I'd make my nephew the hat first and then Joy #2 with the left over yarns. Somehow, I the order is reversed. I'll have plenty for both of them so I'm not sure why I have a strong feeling that this first hat is for Joy #2.
In my normal life, I cooked my first pumpkin of the season last night and roasted its seeds. Now to decided what to make with my pumpkin puree...

6 comments:

Debbie said...

That sounds great to me! I've never used cascade yarn before...but the sock yarn that cinnamongirl sent me is cascade..so I'm pretty excited!

Ellen said...

I just bought my first Cascade 220 too! I still have yet to cast on for the project I have planned though!
Can't wait to see the finished hat, I love the pattern. :)

leah said...

I understand completely! Sometimes a project speaks to me!

Wool Winder said...

I understand the peace, joy and relaxation you describe. I guess that's why we blog. Who else but another knitter would get it?

meredithr said...

I love cascade 220, and I adore Noro because of the beautiful colors! One of my first "nice yarn" projects was Noro, and it is my favorite scarf. I am going to knit my Feb Lady Sweater with Cascade 220 in grey (my mom purchased it for me).
I always seem to change who I am knitting the project for once I start it. I usually end up keeping it for myself! I know how much work and time goes into knitting and I appreciate it the most!

cinnamongirl93 said...

I change my mind too right in the middle of something. It's normal. Casscade is very nice fiber. The big plus is how affordable it is. The other nice thing about casscade is the colors. Lots of them! Have fun. I can't wait to see the pictures!