I’m still trying to get my back log of completed projects posted and am especially behind on knitting projects. This is the Brooklynn Tweed Bray Cap in Shelter that I finished back in March. See the lovely Lilac tree in the background? Everything is dead and rain soaked in my yard at the moment, so this makes me happy to look at now. In fact, I should be out cleaning up the garden and planting garlic right now. It’s so cold and cruddy out, that I am procrastinating by writing this post instead! That said, I’m going to keep this short and sweet, so I can get out there. We love garlic in this house and I will never hear the end of it from my husband if we have a garlic-less summer!
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in color way Truffle Hunt
The pattern and yarn came from Tolt Yarn and Wool. I love that store. I also loved knitting this pattern, because it has cables AND lace, so it was very fun to knit. The yarn broke on me a couple of times though, which I have never had happen before, but I hear it’s a common occurrence with this yarn. It broke once at the beginning (I think when I was joining in the round) and once at the end when I was cinching up the top of the hat. I’m glad I waited to write about this hat until I had a chance to wear it though. This hat is getting a lot of wear this fall and I can now say that it is warm and comfortable and feels very sturdy. The yarn breaking was just an inconvenience and didn’t effect the overall structure of the hat.
This was my first hat, can you believe it? I have since knit the Tin Can Knits Banff Hat for my husband, which I also enjoyed knitting (and was a quick knit) and a “Friendship Hat” at Camp Workroom Social last month. I am kind of on a hat spree now!
Now that I have a few hats under my belt and know how quickly they come together, I can break up the monotony of all the longer sweater projects I like to take on. Because I always have to be knitting something now, right? 😉