Last week I finished Center Square Hat take two. I knit it up for a friend, in colors she selected. Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in Black and Bev's Brown. The colors match a new winter coat she bought. I actually never would have thought of this combo but I like it a lot. And they're our college school colors (go Broncos), so even better. This time I knit the hat in one of the recommended yarns so it has a much better fit than the first one I knit in Lamb's Pride.
I wasn't sure my friend wants to be an internet model, not that I've asked, so Matt went ahead and took a picture for me while we were out taking a quick walk by the marshes in Quincy on Sunday. In the picture, I'm actually looking across the street at the ocean. Hard to believe. I still forget we live in a "beach town" because, well, the beach isn't that beachy. I mean there is a beach, but it's more of a city beach, if you know what I mean. Still not a bad place for a walk from time to time though. Last year we crossed the street and explored a little park near some marshes. It's a nice spot too, maybe even nicer than the beach.
And to finish up my knitting update, tonight I pulled out some yarn I bought a couple months ago, with a certain project in mind. Actually I didn't have a specific project in mind, but I knew I wanted to knit something for someone and I liked this color combo a lot. I'm keeping the project a secret, since it's a gift, but I'll share a sneak peak. I like knitting with two strands of yarn together--I've known this for awhile, but I know it even more now. I guess because it goes faster, a squishier fabric is knit up, and there can be some fun results when the two colors switch back and forth. Here's a sneak peak.