It’s funny how sometimes I go months (or even years?) without knitting. Life gets busy, my hands get sore (with photography and blogging my hands are overworked), money is tight. But man, when I pick it up again, I realize how very much I have missed it.
I had a friend ask me to knit him a hat recently and knew I wanted to do something a little bit different than usual. I found this antler cable hat pattern (for FREE!) on Tin Can Knits. I’ll be honest, I was a bit intimidated by this cable. I’ve worked a few cables in the past, but nothing this complicated. I bought some Cascade Super Wash and decided to just give it a try.
Turns out, cabling is cabling, and this was really no more complicated than the simple cables I have done. This hat knit up fast. It was three days from casting on to finishing the hat. It was so much fun, as soon as this came off the needles, I cast on another antler cable hat for Tilly’s baby (that’s the orange project you see in the photo).
We heat our house with a wood stove only so our house can be chilly at night. Apollo spent his first three years wearing vests during the winter to keep him warm.
Cute baby Apollo with his mismatched teeth.
I knit Percy a few vests before he was born. I was thrilled to hear that Adalia uses the vests every night for Percy in the winter. He keeps warm the same way his American uncle kept warm as a baby.
And this little vest Percy is wearing I knit for Apollo and have now passed down.
For now, I am able to keep up knitting for my little (kiwi) grandchildren. But somehow, I think, that may not always be the case. So, I will relish this while I can.