I made good headway with my new cast on and hope to finish it today, as you can see I have almost finished the little stranded section.
This hat is from my Arne & Carlos book, I am hoping that it will be toasty warm, sometimes when I am walking the dogs the wind just blasts through my single layer hats. This is in Aran weight, all from stash and all from Debs wool shop.
I wanted something simple to begin with as I am trying (very trying) hard to knit continental style. My left hand needs to build the right muscle memories as it keeps switching into crochet mode.
The cream yarn is an acrylic and Alpaca blend and the pink ( and the green for the top section) is an acrylic and nylon blend so not really the best yarn for stranded knitting.
It is working though and I am committed to using as much stash as possible before buying more yarn. I do have my eyes on a Marius pattern and will be buying that, if I buy the Norwegian yarn from the same company I get the pattern free. I will be doing some price comparison work before pressing the "buy now" button.
There are lots of free patterns out there but the Marius is a paid for pattern and is steeped in tradition. I would prefer to use British wool and will be having fun trawling the net (pun not intended) this afternoon.
It is raining steadily here, after yesterday,s rain which was of Biblical proportions. The last time that I was in rain so heavy was in Perth, Western Australia a few years ago. Traffic came to a standstill as there was no visibility, you could not even see the front of the bonnet.
On that cheerful note I wish you all a happy, healthy and crafty New Year and pray that you all get everything that you need and some of what you want.