It didn't help I hadn't seen Chief since we got back from Amsterdam. (That's all been rectified and deserves a post to itself!)
I promised you last time that I'd show you a picture of me modelling what I'd knitted. First up is the scarf. It's knitted in a recycled cotton from Sidar and was purchased purely because it was on sale. They only had this colour which is not something I'd normally be attracted to. As this was for practising and it was cheap, I got 5 balls so there would be more than enough for a scarf. As it was this only took three of the balls and if I can face knitting up some matching wrist warmers with the left over balls I may do that some time. I say 'face' because I've decided I don't like knitting with cotton very much. The colour of this yarn is 'Lime'. I've decided to call in greengage in my head and love the way it clashes and compliments the cardigan I have on.
Next up is a hat. Knitted in another Sidar yarn - Crofter DK which looks like it has little dashes of colour across the yarn and knits up into a sort of Fair Isle design (without all the hard work of adding in different colours. Something I couldn't do right now!) It took less than 1 ball and again I have another ball of this colourway left so I could knit up some hand/wrist warmers or a small cowl.
I have knitted another hat in some gorgeous fuchsia cashmerino. However, it was all rib and the crown shaping went to pot. I think I must have miscounted a stitch or two because the ribs don't line up. I confess by the time I'd got to the crown shaping I was ready to have the hat done. I was told rib is boring to do and I see why now! I'll still wear it because it does fit. But no pictures of me modelling it yet. In fact it will look pretty perfect if I only wear it while stood next to people shorter than me. As they won't see the rubbish bit. That said I'm only about 5'2" so finding people that much smaller than me will not be that easy!
Cashmerino hat in progress.