Thursday, April 25, 2013

Honeymoon (Part Two) Hat

When we were initially planning our honeymoon, I was quite insistent that we take two weeks and go somewhere. It's been a few years since I have been away for more than a week, and I thought that we were both due for a real escape. A road trip seemed like a good idea. Two weeks, on the road, with no real plans. How blissful. Especially when you're married to a guy who loves to drive, and you don't get motion sickness while knitting in the car.

Win. Win.
Am I right?

Things of course, did not turn out this way. I can't really complain, because a week in St. Lucia certainly wasn't a hardship, but since I was feeling a touch bratty about not getting the two weeks I had begged and pleaded for, I was feeling rather sorry for myself.

Queue- our good friends whose family happen to have a condo on St. Pete's Beach, Florida.

So last week, that's where we went.

It's a trip that I like to think of as 'Honeymoon, Part II'.

Unlike most honeymoons however, we weren't flying solo. We were with a pretty amazing couple who we naturally had a ball with. The boys would talk motorcycles, and us girls would talk knitting, sewing, shopping and dance moves.

Good deal, right?

And through all of this, I found myself with a knitted toque.


Perfect for the +30c weather we enjoying while down there.

The curious thing about knitting in the hot, hot heat however? A usually tight knitter (such as myself) ends up with a nice and relaxed gauge. Perfect for the gorgeous Merino/Alpaca blend that I was working with. Had I thought to bring down more of that yarn with me, I would have gotten started on a MASSIVE scarf out of the stuff.

Absolutely.

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

 

No word of a lie.

And I want it wrapped around and around and around my body, no matter what the temperature is outside.

My recommendation? Show a little self-love, book a ticket to FLA and cast on some of this yarn- for you.

You deserve it.

It's been a loooong winter.

 

Pattern- Watch Cap by Michele Rose Orne
Yarn- Swan's Island Pure Blends Worsted, 1 skein (we have  HUGE shipment of this stuff expected at the shop any day now!)
Needles- 4.5mm 40cm and 4.5mm DPN (which were splintered and I had to keep filing down with a nail file. BOO!)

So while I feel as though I cannot let the opportunity pass me by to say something along the lines of "So I guess this means that the honeymoon really IS over".


 


The fact of the matter is...


 I have a hunch that this couldn't be further from the truth.

6 comments:

Kaiya said...

You two look wonderful together! So relaxed and in love.

Kirstin Gallagher said...

Great hat! I really like the color.

Monika said...

Lovely picture of you two!

ms.tee.kay said...

Awww - cute couple and cute hat!

Michelle said...

I love a good road trip and car knitting! :-D The hat is really beautiful and classic.

Anonymous said...

Great photo, Lynn. And the 30 degree temps will be coming soon to southern Ontario, so you could start the scarf to match.... ;o)