I hope everyone state-side had a delicious and joyful Thanksgiving!
My Thanksgiving with family was absolutely wonderful. I was able to spend almost five days with my two adorable nephews, and I loved playing with them and holding them.
And it warmed my knitter’s heart to see them in their hand-knit sweaters! I was happy to finally see them wear the sweaters, and make sure they weren’t too small. They were a bit too large, but hopefully that means they can wear them throughout the winter before they grow out of them. (Sorry, no pictures, I know my brother and sister-in-law don’t like to put their kids pictures on the internet, and I respect their decision.)
Shockingly, I haven’t knit at all over the past six days. I was plenty busy hanging with family, and the projects I brought with me weren’t tempting enough. (Those darn red socks, I am torn between ripping them back and starting again, or continuing on and just seeing what happens.) But, I did work on my fair isle hat before I left, and it’s almost finished.
It’s His and Hers Reflection Hat by Melissa Leapman, and made with Cascade 220 Superwash wool.
Unfortunately, I ignored my gauge instincts and just dove into the hat, but it looks a bit small. I think I’m getting more like 5 1/2 stitches per inch, when I should be getting 5 stitches per inch. We’ll see if it will block out, or if I’ll rip it back and try again.