In Which the Pirate Slouches.
I started a new hat with the DK-weight yarn that I bought in November at the MD Alpaca and Fleece event. It’s “Just DK” from Shirsty Cat Designs, and it’s quite soft and pleasant to knit with. The slipped-stitch cable pattern that I chose is subtle because the yarn is so variegated, but still shows up nicely.
The colours of the yarn remind me of the woods in autumn, after most of the leaves have fallen and everything has turned to subtle dark shades. That made me think of the “Fall” section of John Denver’s “Season Suite”:
Reflections in the water like shadows in my mind
Speak to me of passing days and nights and passing time
The falling leaves are whispering winter’s on it’s way
I close my eyes remembering the warmth of yesterday
I think I’ll call this one the “Passing Days” hat.