Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is my favorite game of all time. For the past three years, my friends have come over to my house to celebrate my birthday by drinking apple cider, eating apple pie, and playing Apples to Apples.

This year, I decided to knit a special Apples to Apples hat to wear to my third annual apple party. I found this pattern for the Apple of My Eye baby hat on Ravelry, and I modified it to fit me by casting on 74 stitches instead of 66. I started it last Sunday, knit through a 2 hour roller derby league meeting Sunday night, worked on it at craft night last Tuesday, and I finished it Thursday night, just in time for the party Friday night.

Here I am modeling it in my kitchen before the guests arrived. Ignore the lump, that’s from my ponytail underneath!

I started out knitting with Wool of the Andes in a discontinued color called Iron Ore, and disaster almost struck Wednesday when I realized I wasn’t going to have enough to finish my decreases, but Firecracker Heather was a pretty close match, and the leaves and stem help camouflage my miscalculation. I used Mocha Twist Wool of the Andes for the stem, and Swish from my stash in Moss for the leaves.

I think I’ll have to go apple picking now so that I’ll have another excuse to wear it! <