Today I had a coffee date with Alicia, and before I left I managed to finish my Aura scarf. Good thing, because when I stepped outside this morning it was only 20 degrees (F)! A great excuse to pile on the handknits.
I started out with my Northern Lights dress. I don't get many opportunities to wear this, so I was actually kind of glad it was a cold day. All the while I was knitting my scarf, I kept thinking how good it would look with this dress, and I was right:
Then I reached for my orange thrummed earflap hat:
I made this about three years ago, and I always wear it when it gets very cold. It really does do the trick! I mostly wear it like this, to keep my ears nice and toasty:
The pattern is from Cocoknits: the Fleeced Earflap Hat. It was a blast to knit. The fleece is merino sliver, broken down into bits and inserted between knit stitches. After it's all knit, you "felt" the fleece with a hairbrush. So fun - definitely a recommended pattern!
OK: teal dress; check. Neon green scarf: check. Orange hat: check. What else does this outfit need? Hot pink puffer coat!
Yep. I actually go around Chicago looking like this.