Yesterday (the first day of my second part of my summer vacation)(whew) was 30C/86F. So, what did I do on the first day of my (second) summer vacation?
What anyone would do... I knit a fair isle toque in 100% wool! Of course!
Pattern: My own, adapted from a chart for fair isle mittens I found in my big pile o'patterns.
Yarn: Some odd balls of beautiful colored wool that I got from the Yarn Lady and some of the Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 2 ply leftover from my Cable Front Cardigan.
I had been trying to think of something to do with the yarn from the Yarn Lady and woke up yesterday morning with this in my head. So, I decided that a hot day in August was the perfect day to make a toque...
My favorite part?
The top! I love this bit! I think I'll make more of these. It's a little long, but I think I can adapt it. I think (hope) there's enough left over to make mittens to match. This may or may not be a gift. We'll see.
More on my summer vacation as summer vacation progresses...