The hat is a bit of a disaster!
Yarn: Kid Classic
Started: 24th October
Finished:24th October - yes, I knitted it in one day! I was away over the weekend and had lots of knitting time on Saturday.
Looks wonderful, great fun to knit (though it's knitted back and fro, and seamed, and the ribbing doesn't match at the seam, grrr!) but it looks awful! I tried it on straight off the needles and I looked like some sort of alien, so I blocked it into a beret shape over a dinner plate.
or even lower
Lessons learnt. I didn't do a tension square,, but honestly, sitting there it looks ok, not too huge. If only I had Big Hair to fill it out!
And onto NaKniSweMoDo #13. Nearly finished. Nearly. I've ran out of yarn!! I switched from Rialto to Cashmerino, as John Lewis didn't have enough of the colour I wanted, but had plenty in a similar shade of cashmerino. As the yardage is better, I worked out that I needed one ball less. Great. Then I decided I'd do medium roather than large, which seemed like it might be a bit too big. Even better, I might have some yarn left for a matching hat or pair of wristers. Except I forgot that I lengthened the body by 2". I have seven rows to go on the collar. Seven. Oh well. I've managed to seam and darn in most ends, and even sew on the buttons. It's soooo close to finishing!
The Mystery blanket is the only other big thing on the needles at the moment. Still waiting for the needles, which were despatched on 13th October. I so want to finish these two things off! November will be small things, and I've signed up for another month of daily postings for NaBloPoMo - anyone else doing this? I thought that smaller things would be better if I have to post each day, and a great way to catch up with new Winter warmers and gifts for Christmas.
I've already started the first of the gifts, a pair of plain dk socks. Mr C chose this yarn whilst we were in Germany last year.