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I love knitting this hat

My third Inka hat (also known as an Inca hat, a Peruvian hat, an earflap hat, or a chulla) is coming along nicely. I should be done in a day or two. I meant to make this one in all natural and neutral colours, but I couldn’t resist playing with splashes of colour. Every time I make this hat, I learn more about colour and how it all works together. I learn from the combinations I love, and also from the combinations I don’t love. I’ve learned that a combination can look fabulous until you put another combination adjacent to it, and suddenly it affects the first combination in an odd way – the balance is thrown off somehow. I’m not sure I understand how it all works, but I am intrigued by the phenomenon.

Inka hat in progress

By the way, that’s my knitting needle case (I love that thing), and in the background you can see my stock pot. That’s because I’m just a little bit off-balance myself. I went to a meeting tonight, and then at 9:20 pm I went out and bought a fresh turkey, which I’m now cooking. The turkey will be cooked at about 1:30 in the morning and I have to be up at 6:00 to get ready for work. I’m doing all this because I want some turkey soup.

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