Funny where one might find inspiration for that next project. My latest epiphany came from an unlikely source - the Christmas classic, Elf. HO, HO, HO! Merry Christmas knitting to me.
Every year, like most of you, we watch all the holiday classics. It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, . . . the list goes on and on. And each time we watch, I always notice something I hadn't seen before. One year, it was that Clark Griswald wore dinosaur pajamas. Well, this year, my discovery was routed in knitting. Which led to a new project. Of course!
Just one week before Santa's visit, granddaughters Sophie and Claire joined me for a morning screening of Elf and Christmas cookies. Near the end, when Jovie rallies New Yorkers to bring back the spirit of Christmas by singing carols, I suddenly sat up straight and paused the movie. That hat! Rows and rows of ribbing, folded back for an extra squishy brim, with an extra slouchy cabled body. And the cherry on top? The biggest, floppiest pom pom I'd ever seen. I must have that hat! Well wouldn't you know it. Someone else had the same thought, and recreated a pattern on Ravelry. For free, no less. I LOVE Ravelry!!! Here's the link if you want one too. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jovie-the-elf-knock-off-hat
Jovie's was cream, but I'm thinking a deep, luscious ruby red. For the holidays (including Valentine's Day, which is when I'll likely have it done). I've cast on, using The Fibre Company's Tundra in a red to die for. Alpaca, silk and merino - who can argue with that yummy blend of softness. And just like that, another project in my basket.