Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inspired by Drifty Hat

I recently purchased the book 'The Red Collection' by Mandy Powers because I fell in love with all the zig zags, the bobbles, the colors and the patterns.  But I realized it was really because of this pattern - 'Drifty Hat' - I love this hat - can't wait to knit it - and I think I will even keep it for myself.  A sure sign of how much it is adored.

photo copyright Mandy Powers
courtesy of Ravelry

Over the weekend I became aware of the cause of this attraction.  These colors pretty much mean winter to me.  The flash of the red cardinal in the grey and white winter landscape is a common sight in our West Virginia hills.  As I realized this, I noticed just how often we happen upon this color combination in the course of a normal day. 
Becoming more mindful of that flash of red... well, I think that is what... really... in the end... gets us all through the greys of winter.


  1. Ooooh, what a gorgeous hat. I l-o-v-e it, and it inspires me to get my knitting needles out. Simply lovely

  2. I really do like that hat. Very cute.

  3. Awww, now I have to look for that book. Maybe my local yarn shop carries it and if not, I'm sure she will order it for me. I, too, LOVE that hat. It may even convince me to wear one on a day like we just had at -32 degrees. Brrr
    Thanks for sharing this and I love the name of your blog

  4. Great pattern! I love knitting for the seasons and wearing seasonally inspired knits.

    I'm doing so with my self-imposed-sock-of-the-month club. : )

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home

  5. I just discovered her designs a couple of weeks ago. Love that hat--wish we had cardinals around here!

  6. A very individual abstract picture of winter in West-Virginia in the form and pattern of a needlework! She has winter-music on her head! Greetings from Bavaria!