I haven’t knitted Tony anything in the past, so this last Christmas I decided to change that. I found him a pattern called “Turn A Square” by Jared Flood. (It’s FREE!) I think I bought different yarn for this hat 4 times! Could not make up my mind!! So wanted to have the perfect hat for the man in my life. I think if I did it again, I would probably only do a few strips near the ribbing and then do the rest solid gray. But, I will for sure use this pattern again! Mr. Flood had a great tip about changing colors of yarn on circular needles!! Check it out if you are a knitter.
I also made Tony these awesome mittens! Again, a Jared Flood pattern. Strago. I rarely buy a pattern, but these I could not resist! For less than $6, I totally thought it was worth it. I think the Scandinavian vibe sold me completely.
I ran out of the dark gray yarn just at the tip of one thumb. I seriously only needed like 2 yards more, so I didn’t want to buy another ball of yarn. I decided to take some of the lighter gray yarn and dye it. It almost worked. I should have let it sit in the dye longer, but it always looks so much darker until you rinse and dry it. So one thumb is a little different, but that is the great thing about handmade!
I had many a secret knitting nights before Christmas, so Tony knew that something was up, but I know he really appreciated the extra effort. Yeah, he knows he’s special. I like him.