...but is it really a problem when it's so awesome? I mean, it's like being addicted to huffing sheer radness. Amirite?
(My tassel enthusiasm may be reaching eccentric levels.) I don't do a ton of test knitting, busy little bee that I am, but when miss Sarah Burghardt asked me to test a hat knit out of Malabrigo....well hot damn, that's pretty much my thing.
It was a super speedy little project, and much easier than it looks. Very satisfying. You can wear it with the brim up or down, and there are buttons on both sides (well, there would be, if I had found enough buttons that I liked. Right now the inside is still buttonless, but I know in my heart of hearts that I'm going to wear it brim-down all the time anyway, 'cause I kinda love it that way. And in Polar Morn! It matches everything! This one's gonna come in handy.
The hat did not, originally, have a tassel. But c'mon. I'm gonna add a tassel. C'mon. Though I did seriously consider a pom pom.
The pattern isn't out yet, but I'll let you guys know when it is!
Fun fact: Sarah is dating my ex, and both of Travis's major exes have been knitters also. Do we have a "type"? Or maybe we ARE a type! You know, "I like my girls to enjoy quiet nights of television during which they will ask 'what just happened?' a lot because they aren't looking at the screen.... and also, I'm cold a lot, so if they could maybe do something about that... and if they could hit me in the face with their flailing elbows occasionally, that'd be great."
Or maybe there are just a lot of us. I don't know, man. It's crazy.
Speaking of Travis:
Yeah, I know.