Since I’ve been gone, I’ve been working on a few different projects. First, still chugging away at those sweatpants. I’m almost at the waistband (and so, almost done!).
On the plane on the way to France, I made Anna a pair of slouchy socks with some cotton yarn I bought way back when I lived in Santiago, Chile. They came out just how she wanted – nice and lumpy. She wore them while we were in southern France, before I even had the chance to weave the ends in, too!
Then on the way back I started on a beanie – I had been toying with the idea of making a slouchy colorwork beanie, so I just started on it and it became the Desert Night Beanie. I was inspired by Navajo weaving patterns for the colorwork patterns on it. I used leftover KnitPicks Palette fingering weight yarn. It’s not the softest or easiest to work with, to be honest, but I’m really pleased with how it came out!
The only thing I would change if I did it again is that I would use two colors that had a bit more contrast. You can’t really see the colorwork well in the photos, and that’s a little disappointing. If anyone is interested in trying out the pattern, leave me a comment or shoot me a message on Ravelry (username: bulbulflo). I used Stitch Fiddle to make the charts (because they were originally scrawled on an old envelope I found in my bag…)
One question for fellow knitters and beanie enthusiasts: pompom, or no? I just can’t decide.
And below, the most awkward selfies you’ll probably see all day: