Work-in-Progress: Sockhead Hat

Pattern: Sockhead Hat
Yarn: Regia Hand Dyed Effect in colorway Sodalith
Book: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

If you follow me on Instagram you have seen this little hat make it into a few photos during our trek to the Midwest and back and at my girl's school. It has miles and miles of stockinette stitch so it may be in a few more yet. Making a hat with size 2 needles and fingering weight yarn could seem overwhelmingly tedious but I am loving working on it. It is for me, so that is part of it, I am excited to wear it. But also I like the brainless knitting around and around. It is meditative and relaxing for me. I can allow my brain to just check out for awhile or think about completely other things than knitting. Plus a project like this is perfect for on the go. It is quick to stuff in the bag when you are knitting in a waiting room or car without worrying about lose a needle or stitches, like when I travel with socks on double pointed needles. It is the portability of this project that is making it a fairly quick knit. That and the fact that I knit it a lot during our 20 hour drive back from Kansas after New Years. Last I checked I have 4 inches to go. Yeah!

The read aloud book the children and I are currently doing is Sarah, Plain and Tall. The great thing about having a bad memory is that I cannot remember whether she stays or not, even though I read the book with my oldest and as a child myself. I remember liking it but I couldn't get Maeve to read it on her own. Though now that I am reading it to her, she is really into it. The other books that we purchased with the book money my mother gave us for Christmas was a set of 15 Roald Dahl books. My sister picked them up at Costco for us and will be bringing them this weekend. I am excited to read those to the children. Do you have a favorite of his?

Joining with Ginny, Tami, and Nicole

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