A hat for my dad!
Part of a Christmas gift for Dad: A ribbed hat with a cuff using Phildar Frenesie in Mineral and Phildar Quietude in Noir, both yarns held together throughout. Design from Phildar Hommes
2004, and requires just over two skeins of each*. Knit flat on honking big 6mm needles. I kid you not when I tell you that I cast on for this hat right after I popped Mouse Hunt
** into the dvd player, and bound off during the second half of the movie. So quick and fun I almost got up and tapdanced on the coffee table. Sing it with me now, darlin': I love me a quick Christmas knit!
And just because it's almost Christmas, a random street shot:
Nothing says the holidays better than a chocolaterie
decked out for Christmas. Gimme some Lyonnais quenelles and coussins, stat. (Voisin is one of my favorite chocolateries
. But my top all time fave is Bernachon with its fabulous chocolate and petits fours. Oh my goodness, BERNACHON. The mere writing of that word gives me a chocolate buzz and a desire to tapdance on the coffee table.)
And in other news: STASH ALERT!
Received in trade from thoughtful Amanda
: some Cascade Fixation in Christmas colors and a surprise gift of Alchemy Synchronicity [!] in Mist and VK's Knit.1
. Oh la la! Is it Christmas yet? I think so.
*And I had enough yarn left over to knit a ribbed beanie without a cuff for my husband's noggin!
**Christopher Walken is priceless in that movie. Absolutely priceless. Worth having on dvd for his scenes alone.