I've been a knitting machine over the last week or so, considering that I just tried circular needles for the first time about 2 weeks ago. The final result of that experiment is below, with another matching hat for a friend. I know that knitting wool hats in the middle of summer seems odd, but I have grand plans for all the stuff I want to figure out before Christmas. I have to start somewhere!
My stash is growing rapidly as I fall in love with new yarns and come up with new ideas for things I want to make for my family.
After finishing Elizabeth's (and friend's) hats, I found some yarn that I loved and decided to make myself a hat. I used Noro Kureyon wool, kind of nubby with vibrant color. I love the way it turned out. I made it long enough to cuff, and now Paulie wants a similar one with holes for his eyes so he can have a ski mask. I told him I'd see what I can do about that. ;)
On to my Work-In-Progress...I found some yummy, soft ecological wool yarn by Cascade Yarns at my local yarn shop only 2 days after I found the book, Knit Wit, at my local library. I fell in love with the striped yarn bag on the front cover of the book and decided to try my hand at something new--knitting and felting a bag. Instead of stripes, I'm just putting a blue trim at the top and making the rest of the bag in the twisted white/gray wool. I'll keep you posted as to how it turns out!