So I finally got round to delivering all the Christmas gifts that I epically failed to finish and get to the correct recipients before they disappeared for the festive season. The prezzies sat under the Christmas tree for ages then, even more pathetically, just alone on the floor after the decorations had been taken down. Now, at last, I have managed to actually give them to the correct people! So I can put up some piccies.
The top picture is Koolhaas, made from random aran weight merino I picked up at woolfest. I am such a fan of this burnt orange colour. And it was a great pattern, I thought. Simple enough to memorise for bus knitting, but engaging enough to make the commute to work fly by. The resulting hat is pleasingly tactile, and it didn't take long at all.
Neither did this one - it's Into the Valley from Bobbins magazine, designed by the very clever and lovely audreym. It's for blokes, but I am modelling it here on my massive heid and it fits me quite nicely too. Also in some aran weight merino I picked up from the same stall at Woolfest, wound immediately and lost the label for, so I can't tell you where exactly. (Could have been the yarn yard, or the stall next to it!) The pattern is ace, the staghorn cable pattern has that elusive quality of looking quite complicated and skilful whilst actually being mega easy to do.
I do like a woolly hat. Was very difficult to give both of these away! But I feel there will be more hats in the not too distant future...