My friend Elin‘s pattern is finally available for download! It’s a hat modeled on the St. Edwards Crown (the coronation crown for the English monarchy). It’s not an easy knit, what with the beading and double-knitting, but it is a FUN knit! Here’s the link, and below is a photo of my finished Crown-Hat.
It’s been a long day! It started with almost 4 hours at Yarnivore getting everything ready for the big sale that starts on Black Friday (lots of really FANTASTIC yarns will be on sale at 20% off!). Then I came home and have been working my BRAIN typing up a fantastic new sock pattern! I’m really excited about this one, but I’m keeping it SECRET for now.
Anyway, after all this, my brain is tired. Very tired. Wiped out. Fortunately, Wren Ross has a cure.
The cure? Her delightful CD, Wren Ross’s Greatest Knits.
I have a weakness for the silly and sweet and this CD is both. It has everything from a very bluesy Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, to a sentimental tear-jerker about a sister who spins and weaves, to a sad spoof of Greensleeves that addresses all our fears about fit. It even has an adorable parody of 76 Trombones, made into an actual, workable pattern for a basic knitted hat!
It’s just the balm I need to soothe and relieve my tired brain! Get a bit of brain-cure yourself, with this free (shortened) mp3 version of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.
Off I go to slip the disc into the machine (and perhaps to order a copy for my giftee at our local knitting groups’ Secret Santa).