I had to knit this hat for two reasons. One, the pattern is called Acorns and two, when I purchased it, a portion of the proceeds were going to Haiti relief.
Suddenly I can't stop knitting hats. First Odessa, now this and I've already got another on the needles - Minerva - and the patterns and yarn for a Sloochie and a Ripley waiting patiently in my knitting basket.
And then there's the sock pull I'm feeling. I read a little of a pattern from the most recent issue of The Knitter before taking a little nap today and I had dreams of sock knitting. Obviously this reading before sleep thing really influences my dreams because, after reading his blog the other night, I had a dream I was dating Jorge Garcia ("Hurley" from Lost). In case you were wondering, Dream Date Jorge was very nice and rather shy.
Ahem, I digress. Back to the hat. I used the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Amber Heather that I had left over from my FLS and size 7 needles. I added one repeat of the lace pattern horizontally because I wanted a hat that was less snug. If I were to knit it again, I would delete the last vertical repeat of the pattern so that I wouldn't have to fold over the brim to make it fit.
In other news, I made a rhubarb crumble today and, I have to say, it was freaking fantastic. I used this simple recipe - seriously, only six ingredients - and was afraid it was going to be terrible. I couldn't even wait until after dinner to find out so we had dessert first. Thankfully, it was slightly sweet and perfectly wonderful. It's a quarter after eleven now and much too late for a dose of sugar but I'm awfully tempted to have a second serving....