During that Lord of the Rings marathon last month, I cast on a slouchy hat pattern with some lovely yarn from Wool Dispensary. The color is "Winter is Coming," and I lamented that it wasn't a LOTR reference, even though I am a fan of Game of Thrones. Ah well, the nerd crafts did not align on this day. It may seem odd that I started knitting a winter hat during Spring, but I did so in the hope that it would act like carrying around an umbrella. When you have one, it doesn't rain, so perhaps knitting a hat will make Spring weather finally appear? I'm still knitting it and the jury is out on the warm temps hanging about for more than one day.
I finally finished two re-visted patterns: the rainbow legwarmers and my triangle cowl. I made a triangle cowl for Carolee and loved it so much that I decided to make one for myself. I'm wearing it in the photo above, where I am doing an impersionation of a mushroom. This was snapped during the first Polar Vortex and I seriously have two other layers of scarves underneath that cowl. That is why it is all bulbous and lumpy. In normal wear, it has a nice straight look. The rainbow leggings were a simple frog that I redid and now they both fit like a charm. Now it is just off to finish this hat and hope that it helps say farewell to winter-ish weather.