The hat and scarf are actually mine but Stella is oh so much cuter than I am which is why she is my model.. I have been wanting to learn how to do cables for a very long time. I was so excited when I saw my LYS had a cable hat class taught by the designer of the hat(Dawn Catanzaro). The horizontal cable hat is a wonderful pattern and Dawn is a great teacher. I really love the yarn I chose. It is Berroco vintage chunky which is a wool blend (wool/acrylic). It feels great, was great to knit with, and is washable. It is also a little more affordable than other yarns. I may have chosen a different yarn for the hat but because I am now allergic to alpaca yarn I chose the Vintage Chunky. And I am so glad I did. While I was making it (back in December) I thought it would make a great scarf too. I bought more skeins of the yarn( and actually used two) and made a scarf. I finished it Friday night just as I was starting to get sick.
And since I was sick I didn't have the energy for much sewing this weekend but did manage to make a good start on Luke's sweater vest. More details here
I was feeling better today and it felt so good to be able to give my children and home some attention. Now my home and kids are clean and happy. I also enjoyed making Chicken Mulligatny Soup in the crockpot. It was so good. I'd share a link or the recipe but you have to subscribe to the website to get it. Most of the recipes I make these days are from Cooks Country/Cooks Illustrated. I use those recipes because I have paid for them by subscribing and because I know they will be delicious. I think I have gotten my money's worth by now. And I think I have turned into a picky eater/cook in terms of only wanting to make something if I am going to love it.