Do you get on knitting "kicks?" I guess I do. For a long time, I knit socks like there was no tomorrow. I don't have a recent count, but it has to be nearing 150 pair. But once I couldn't fit another pair in my sock drawer, I let it go for a while. Sure, there was the occasional just-because-I-don't-feel-like-knitting-anything-else pair, but for the most part, no socks. Lots of shawls and cowls took their place.
However, now I seem to be on a hat kick. Just take a look at my Revelry project page and you will see just how many hats, big and little, I've completed lately. Here are the ones I've knocked out in the last couple of weeks.
The first two hats are now gracing the head of a good friend. And just in case you didn't notice, the last three are the same hat. It's Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Very Warm Hat." Knit the first hat, pick up around the cast on edge and knit the second hat. Turn one side into the other. Very. Warm. Hat. This one is for me to wear to the barn. It's darn cold in that metal and concrete block building and this is perfect for keeping me toasty until I have to put on my helmet. I also made matching mitts.
Goofy, yes. But fun. My old hat and mitts set has been in almost daily winter use for five years. The hat was getting droopy and the mitts unraveling, so these are a welcome change.
I'm also working on a cable & lace cowl, as well as a lace and bead mystery shawl, plus a secret project that is not a hat that will be going to a friend. Busy, busy.
Like our summer, we've had an on again, off again rainy winter so far. This week, temperatures are rising, but the rain has come back, to be followed again by colder temperatures. Real roller coaster weather this year, but hopefully it will be a short winter. While it hasn't been super cold so far, I'm more than ready for Spring. Although I probably need a longer colder winter to be able to wear all my hats!