I’m blaming this whole thing on BrokeKnits. Baktus probably would have remained a half forgotten pattern in my Ravelry queue if I hadn’t seen her version. Plus, I needed an autopilot pattern as a break from more complicated projects. Turned out to be good travel knitting too even though I did need to rip back a few grams due to insufficient measuring. Eventually, I’ll be making the lacy version.


Now I’m waiting on winter to arrive so I can wear the thing without melting. September is just around the corner and the thermometer is still reading 100 degrees. It’ll probably be a long wait but I know the truth. Winter is coming.


The yarn - Mountain Colors Bearfoot - is from the deep stash. I bought it years and years ago when I’d only been knitting for a few months. It was supposed to be a celebration for finishing another semester. It was also the first skein of yarn I paid more than $20 for. So, it holds a special place in my knitter’s heart. I’m glad I finally found a good match for it even though it took a few attempts. Maybe that’s is why I was more thrilled than disappointed when it turned the water chartreuse during a bath.  Dried, the colors haven’t faded so I’m still happy.