Knitting, Knitting Pattern, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Winter 2016

Barchan Earflap Hat

Download the pattern from Ravelry FREE for 24 hours! The Barchan Earflap Hat is named after the horseshoe-shaped snowdrifts called barchans.  Worked from the top down with a provisional cast-on, this ribbed hat has a seamless construction with no short rows or stitches to pick up.  The slouchy version of the hat is shown, but… Continue reading Barchan Earflap Hat

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Knitting, Local Yarn Store, Travel, Yarn

Rainy Days in East Germany

During my whirlwind European tour, I spent a couple of days in Dresden and a few hours in Berlin.  Even in the rain I was able to enjoy the restored splendor of these two cities. I was surprised by the memories and stong emotions invoked at the Berlin Wall Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie. All the… Continue reading Rainy Days in East Germany