| We are once again being blanketed by snow. Cold, infinitely small flakes of snow, fall. Its cold, I’m grumpy from too much of much and I look around for a blanket to wrap myself in comfort. Wool blankets are my favourite. The beautiful English Wool blankets that I acquired on my trip this summer, the Pendleton Blanket on our bed, the wool, alpaca blanket woven by a man in Edmonton, all of these blankets lie at the ready for when the cold or just being in the world is too much.
So on top of knitting a hat, exploring the art of Fair Isle knitting and all of the other things that make up my life, I want to knit a blanket. Because I want a little bit of instant, I was blessed this week when the Rowan Big Wool order arrived. In the package was a great blanket pattern by Brandon Mably with Big Wool. The picture of people sitting on the porch wrapped in a blanket speaks to my soul as I sit watching the snow blanket the earth.
This week’s hat pattern was made by Linda. She found this Cloche in Norah Gaughan’s “Knitted Cable Sourcebook”. Linda has knit this hat in our Diamond Luxury Merino Supreme Aran. This is a wonderful, one skein project that allows our imagination to jump back to the 1920s. You can find the book on Amazon here: Knitted Cable Sourcebook. This book is a great way to explore the world of cables.