I’m knitting away on my mystery hat designed by Woolly Wormhead. Oh, how I love this process: A brim clue to knit. What will it look like? A body clue to knit. What will it look like? A crown clue to knit. What will it look like?
I love that in this format I’m utterly unintimidated even by the complex bits. I don’t know what it will look like, so there’s no visual intimidation factor, no psyching myself out. And because I get a clue every week or so, I know I have time to work on it without trying to powerhouse my way through the whole thing. Little steps. Mysterious steps.
Which always leads me to a little movie quote:
The Blue Raja: Well, there’s The Sphinx, of course.
Mr. Furious: The what?
The Blue Raja: The Sphinx.
The Shoveller: I know this guy. Big crime-fighter from down South. Big-league hitter down there.
Mr. Furious: What’s his power?
The Blue Raja: Well, he’s terribly mysterious.
Mr. Furious: That’s it? That’s his power? He’s mysterious?
The Blue Raja: Well, TERRIBLY mysterious.
The Shoveller: Plus he can, like, cut guns in half with his mind.
I’m getting the squares for Knit-a-Square ready to send away. I have so enjoyed the chance to play with colours, to knit without caring about gauge, to enjoy the process of making stripes in garter stitch. The last batch of squares I showed you were all bright, fun colours. This batch let me play with the autumnal colours my family had dyed.
And all 17 with the ends woven in and stacked so satisfyingly:
Pattern: Reverse Mitered Squares
Yarn: the hand-dyed yarn my family made at my birthday party ( remember the fun?) striped with solids that were leftovers .