Things don’t always go as planned. and that’s okay.

I bought a gorgeous skein of cream-colored yarn at a little shop. My pattern was purchased and downloaded. I readied my needles and cast on. About a fourth of the way through the pattern, I hit a snag. A literal snag. My yarn was tangled beyond help. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a particularly patient person. I just couldn’t find it within myself to untangle it. I logged onto Amazon, ordered a yarn swift & winder, and set my project aside.

Needless to say, I was desperate for a project for the week. Most of my yarn was in skeins that needed to be wound into cakes.

Thankfully, I had my trusty Lion Brand Thick & Quick on hand. I grabbed a skein of Hudson Bay, a beautiful yellow, red & blue stripe with a cream base, and a skein of Fisherman, a solid cream.

hudson bay
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I’ve been experimenting with some Fair Isle technique lately, and thought I’d give this a shot. This hat was knit in a 6-12 month size with the intention of giving it to my future nephew who’s due in June! But when I finished it, I knew I had to keep it for myself (sorry, Emily!). There’s something about this little beanie that makes it my favorite hat I’ve ever knit. Someday I hope to give it to my child. Does that make me sound crazy? Probably…


There really isn’t enough contrast in the solid cream & the striped cream to make the Fair Isle show up, but I still like the way it turned out! I would love to learn more about the technique in the future. I hope you enjoy my first knit of the year!




P.S. Don’t worry, my nephew will have no shortage of hats! 😉

What did you knit this week?? I’d love to read about it in the comments or see it on Instagram!
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Warmest Wishes!