OK, hands up I admit it Guv'nor, I might have been just a teensy bit economical with the truth in my last post. Yes, alright, so I made a hat but truly this is very definitely the last of the 'Winter' variety, not least because the sun has appeared and its beating rays are warm! Aaaah, finally the thick coat comes off, finally the skies up there are no longer grey but azure blue and finally those long awaited and much promised cherry blossoms are coming into bloom. There are so many here in Vancouver the display is going to be astonishing!
There are countless photos to sort out so I shall show you just a select few next week but in the meantime we arrived back home last night, with no Easter preparations whatsoever .. however, I did come back with my new hat! During those evenings up in the mountains, when we were shattered after a hard days exercise and wishing desperately that we had prepared the thigh muscles for the rough treatment they were getting, I managed to summon up just enough energy to knit Zumphor. An easy, repetitive pattern but all the same, extremely satisfying. I say that because of all the hats I have knitted to date, I think this could be my favourite yet. If you take extra care over the fabulous double brim and the sewing in of your ends, it is fully reversible. I think I may prefer it in its stocking stitch version though .. what do you reckon? You can get more info and photos here on Ravelry if you like.
So, I am way behind on all things Easter here and I must away to the oven to bake. I wish you all a wonderful, happy weekend with perhaps just a few little oval chocolate goodies!!