When the Crossroads Hat pattern, by Elena Nodel was released, I knew immediately that I wanted to make one (or a few). I just fell in love with the simple lines and colorwork. What a great way to use up those little leftover balls of yarn!
I whipped up one for each of my kiddos last week, in opposite colors, and I think they look adorable in them, if I must say so myself! I did not join in for the photo shoot, so I only have myself to blame that my photographer did not actually manage to capture a head-on shot of the colorwork. Ah well, the kids love them, and that's what matters.
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the Plucky Knitter trunk show at Cream City Yarn in Brookfield with my Mama. We had a great time taking in all the fabulous colors and squishy textures in person! My very first skein of Plucky yarn arrived in my mailbox last week when I received my first "classics" subscription. The color, "Lollipop Guild," is like nothing I have ever seen before, and screamed to be made into something for my girl immediately. Not to mention that she was drawn to it like a moth to a flame! So, one of my goals at the trunk show was to find something to pair with this super vibrant skein for a garment for my girl. I found this "flannel" grey, which will be perfect.
I could have easily gone crazy and bought up a whole collection of favorites to stash for a rainy (or snowy) day, but I refrained. I had only one other project in mind that needed another color....my Paper Lantern Mitts for the "On the Porch" KAL starting in two days! I choose a simple but beautiful skein of Plucky Primo Sport in "Wintry Mix." This will be paired with the lovely "Cranberry" Luna Grey Orion that Jackie dyed up for me! Here are the two together, all wound and ready to cast on on the 15th! It's not too late to join the fun.....there are prizes to be had and fun friends to meet on the porch, come check it out! Details in our ravelry group here.