Today I finished what I think is a man-ly looking hat:
I used the Sirdar Highlander Chunky yarn that I scored at the Skeins on Main sale bin for $8 last Saturday. It's 70% wool, 30% acrylic so it should be warm and soft. I cast on 76 stitches on a size 9 needle, used a 3x1 rib pattern, and knit in pattern for 7" before decreasing for the crown. Here's a close up of the flecks of color in the hat:
Earlier this week I finished my first ever entrelac project, this bag:
At first I was confused about the whole process but as usual, found that once I got started, the instructions really did make sense. I can't wait to felt it -- might do it this weekend since the weather is improving -- mid 80ºs expected instead of low 90ºs. It will have I-cord handles. I don't have quite enough yarn left to make a cell pocket so I think I'll have to pony up and get at least one more skein of the yarn, Universal Yarns' Poems. This yarn has the same kind of color changes as Noro Kureyon but it is so much softer and easier to knit with. Stay tuned for the 'after' pictures.
I've got plenty of knitting lined up for the weekend. I'm hoping to use the skeins I got the other day from Marr Haven, which accompanied the 'Sam the Ram' pattern I was happy to find. Barbara also sent me a color card so I know what else awaits me.....
Notice this little symbol printed on the label:
Oh, how I love it ! ! I need this for my hang tags....