bristol boom.

2dec5

2dec6

I cast on a new project yesterday: the Bristol Hat, by Amy Christoffers. There was a pattern sale last week, and I love the understated chevron-y goodness of this hat. The friend who is the fastest and most excellent new knitter ever, J.,  invited me over yesterday afternoon, and we enjoyed wine, cheese, pears, and knitting. I wanted to knit on something I could pay a little less attention to than the Avery cowl, so I grabbed this pattern off of my desk and went scavenging for yarn. I came up with this skein of Fiesta Baby Boom, which I bought years ago fully intending to knit it into man socks. That’s not happening, but this hat is! (Boom.)

2dec2

We got this dusting of snow on the final evening of November. It had melted by the time the sun went down.

2dec4

All of this cold weather makes me want to snuggle with handknits. (And Boh. More on that below.) I want to cast on ten new squishy warm things to wrap around myself. But I’m practicing restraint. For now.

2dec1

Apparently this weather also makes me want to wear all of my clothes at once. Snapped this when I realized I was wearing a t-shirt, a button-down, and two wool sweaters. In the house. Soon I’ll adjust to the colder temps, or at least I hope I will!

2dec3

Yesterday I made another Smitten Kitchen dutch baby pancake. And it was every bit as delicious as the first one. And the one after that, and the one after that…

2dec7

And here’s Boh’s contribution to today’s post. Sweet, sweet dog. Thanks, everyone, for sending healthy thoughts in my direction. I’m feeling much better; only the cough has lingered, and hopefully that will be on its way soon as well! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Boh and I have plans to curl up with some knitting and a movie tonight. (I do love teaching, but a Sunday evening without a Monday morning class to prep is so very nice. Hooray for study period!)

5 thoughts on “bristol boom.

  1. I love that hat! I’m dying to make one myself….just wish I didn’t have to sleep every night, would have SO much more time for knitting! :) Anyway, I think that hat will look great on you!
    So glad to hear you’re feeling better, too. Happy Monday!

  2. The Sunday night sounds perfect to me! Glad you are feeling better and eating so many Dutch Baby pancakes. We are having pancakes for dinner tonight – just regular, but still a nice change of pace.

  3. Love the hat! And a big hooray! for repurposing yarn. Good luck adjusting to the cooler temperatures — at least you’re a master layerer …

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