or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Hats on a plate and food in the mail

Posted by mobarger on Nov-17-2009

cinquefoil hat
Like me you might have hundreds of patterns at your disposal. Bought, paid for, and just hanging out in your personal library. But have you checked out Twist Collective? (Pssst, winter issue up now!) They have some nice stuff!

Closeup on cinquefoil hat
When I saw the Cinquefoil pattern, I was intrigued even though I am not much of a hat person, much less a beret. But seeing the $8 kits on sealed the deal. Yup, $8 for 3 skeins of cashmere yarn.

cinquefoil hat on a plate
Mmmmm cashmere. On a plate. (It’s blocking now, and still damp.)

KnitPicks needles
I also bought some Knitpicks circs to make the hat. These are 16″ sizes 2 and 3, the sizes recommended for the hat. I didn’t think I had a large head, but this hat seems a little small. Good thing I bought more than one kit from elann! (Seriously – $8 for cashmere. Did I mention that?)

Kashi snack bar
In other news, I got a snack in the mail. If you watch their site, they typically have a freebie every month. Not cashmere, but still good!