So late Monday morning I ran into town and picked up some more yarn to go with that nice deep blue. I wanted a variegated blue, but didn't like what was there. Instead I came home with a pretty wild variegated yarn with "Southwestern" colours. And started right in on hat #2 1/2 that afternoon. Did some knitting on it yesterday. But the entire top of the hat I knit this morning before daylight.
One thing I just can't do is lie quietly in bed trying to go to sleep. When I am wakeful during the night, I just get up and do something: read, knit, cut out quilt blocks, work crossword puzzles. Last night I woke up at 2:45 a.m. and that was it for me. Fortunately I had this fascinating knitting project in the living room.
I just love these hats. They are enough of a challenge, knit in a two-handed fair isle with a reasonably complicated pattern, on a smallish (16"long) circular needle. They are small enough to finish in a short time, and inspiring enough that each one suggests the next one.