Instead of saying that I finished this project 65 days too late for Christmas, I’m going to say I finished it 300 days early for Christmas 2015. That’s fair, right? This was our Christmas Kit yarn (limited edition, now sold out) and I started this the first week in December, which should have been plenty of time for Christmas-wearing. (Well, plenty of time if not for the other projects I also started and worked on in December. I seem to have an issue with that.)
(You can always tell when my husband, the professional photographer, takes my project photos versus me snapping a quick photo with my phone, can’t you? Glad he takes all of our Loopy website photos.)
The pattern is Martina Behm’s Hitchhiker. There are over 18,000 of them on Ravelry, so I’d say it’s a pretty popular pattern! I wanted to make it a little longer, so I made 45 points instead of 42, and used extra yarn. I’m glad it is finally finished and will look forward to being festively attired, come December!
Hitchhiker is a great pattern for all of those fun multicolored skeins of yarn that you buy because you love the mix and then …. you’re not quite sure what to do with them. Other good patterns by Martina for multicolors: Easy, Miss Winkle, Viajante, Brickless, Mostly Warmness, 22 Little Clouds, Lintilla, Trillian, and 22.5 Degrees. You’ll always find fun multicolored yarns in these lines: Abstract Fiber, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Hand Maiden, Juliespins, Lorna’s Laces, Western Sky Knits and Yarns of Rhichard Defrieze.
I have a quick and easy recipe to share with you today that comes from my mom. These sandwiches are easy to make up ahead of time and especially good to make for a crowd. Just pop them in the oven 15 minutes before it’s time to eat.
12 hamburger buns
12 slices of ham
12 slices of swiss cheese
3 Tbl. prepared mustard
3 Tbl. poppy seeds
1 tsp. Worchestershire Sauce
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 stick of butter at room temperature (1/2 cup)
Mix the last five ingredients and spread them on both sides of the bun. Layer the ham and cheese on top. Put the bun together and individually wrap each bun in foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and ingredients are hot.
Back to knitting – have you made a Hitchhiker yet? Or do you have other favorite patterns for multicolored yarn?