Yesterday, I began working the body of the hat. Each row is charted (although the designer does provide row by row written instructions as well) and I’ve easily been able to follow it. The entire hat only contains 86 rows. I’m making good headway. However, my brain cells go into overdrive each time I pick up the project, so I know that a little distraction could spell disaster.  Oh yes – one of my very favorite types of patterns – quick and a bit complex!

That’s why, last night when we went out for some holiday fun, I left the Owl in the Thicket hat at home.

Owl in the Thicket - Beginning of Body

Today, I’m watching Christmas movies and knitting since I realized that Christmas is only eight (!) days away. I do have that skein of Juniper Moon Herriot in Walnut, and I plan to have a Tenth Wave on the needles by dark.

After all, with all of the celebrating happening over the next two weeks, I’m going to need something that I can knit with a cocktail in my hand.