Ahhhhh, winter in Chicago. I love it. I hate it. I usually just hole up and knit in it. This year, especially, winter has meant a halt to most of my sewing plans. If you missed in on Instagram, I’m pregnant! My first trimester (and then some) was literal hell. I had 24/7 morning sickness from week 7 (like before I even knew I was pregnant) to week 18. I tried a couple of different medications and every home remedy under the sun, and nothing really worked for me. I was also fortunate enough to get the stomach flu right around week 13. Now, at 22 weeks, I am recovering from the flu. IT’S BEEN A BLAST.
Complaining aside, I am growing a human, which is pretty cool. It also gives me someone tiny to make tiny, instant-gratification things for. More on that later. Today, we have a hat for me. I took these photos like a month ago, so you can see how motivated I’ve been to type things.
Knitting is my favorite activity these days because I can do it while I sit on the couch. Which is pretty much anytime I’m home. Thank god for stationary hobbies, or I’d be going insane right now.
I’ve also been getting into making smaller things: hats, gloves, baby sweaters, etc. because they just don’t take as much time effort! Also, I’m not getting into my usual size for quite a few months, and I just can’t fathom putting in all the work for something I can only wear for a couple of months.
I’ve also got a huge yarn stash I’m trying to work through. Naturally, I bought this yarn about 2 months ago to make something androgynous for whatever was in my belly, but stole it and used it to make a hat for me instead. And one for my husband. Whatever, there’s still all that stash yarn for the little one.
The pattern is a most bespeckled hat. It was super fun to knit up, and a perfect introduction to color work if you’re a chicken like me. I was thoroughly convinced I’d screwed up until the very end, and I think it turned out more than ok. I made it up in Malabrigo Yarn because I’m an addict, and why bother with anything else?
What else can I say? It’s cute, warm, and was fun to knit. Go make yourself one.
More details on my Ravelry project page.