Our weekend trip to the mountains was the perfect time to knit up some quickie projects.
Twiggy Bobble Hat
The hat pattern caught my eye last year when I saw Sandra’s version. I had several lone skeins of alpaca in my stash, all I had to do was choose a color to work with. This particular alpaca yarn was a gift from my sister, Mimi, two Christmases ago, and it’s chocolatey color seemed just right when I was looking through my yarns. I cast on, and quickly had a hat for the weekend. I loved the bobbles, having already cut my teeth on bobbles with my Street Smart Hoodie. I also loved the purling action – reverse stockinette really appeals to me, and for some reason, it is actually faster for me to purl than to knit, so the hat was easy peasy
Some of the bobbles get “inverted”, so the dimpling effect is still there, so I don’t mind too much. Plus, the alpaca yarn is nice and warm – and quite soft. I am particularly intrigued by the yarn; it is produced and spun by an alpaca cooperative in north-central Pennsylvania. Although the label does not state it, I assume it is undyed, using the natural brown color of the alpaca fleece.
… and with the leftover yarn, I started another little quick knit…
I was originally going for a cowl/neckwarmer, but I ran out of yarn. So, the leftover yarn turned into a simple earwarmer. It will be good for the slightly chilly days of early spring – but I need extra protection against the chills during these sub-zero temperatures!