Plenty of online shopping was completed today and I await the arrival of the fruits of my labor in about 7 to 10 days. Some of it needs to be paired up for further shipping, so I hope it's closer to 7 days. In addition, I ran up to the yarn store to buy some phat yarn (Rowan Big Wool) and saw a knitted sample of these. (I can't post a picture because they'll be a gift).
I bought the yarn.
I saw all of those baubles. It's part of the charm of this pattern, but as I knit another square for Haven just last Saturday, I lamented all those damned baubles and commented on how I hate to knit them.
I will not be deterred and since this pattern will be a gift for the one person in my life who loves my knitting more than me, I will refrain from calling them damned. I will knit each and every bauble with respect and affection, because in this pattern, they look like knitted love.
Top photo: The fabulous Mock Cable Hat in its initial post bath pose. What a fun pattern. I did not knit the tassel because I'm not certain the recipient would want one. It's just as cute without. Why is it I feel an overwhelming desire to keep every hat I knit all to myself?