Thursday, April 3, 2014
Dicey Bonnet Finish!
Given my recent bad luck with some of my knitting that was a true gift.
Pattern is by JenJoyce Designs (blog here) but also available via ravelry.
I am not sure if I stated my yarn choices or not already but there goes:
The gray is Knit Picks Pallet
The orange is an off the cone 100 percent virgin wool from my local yarn store
And the maroon is a merino which came in a skein but the store owner and I were having such a fun time talking about knitting that she forgot to pack the ball band for me after winding it.
Its lightly variegated which I like but I have to say that I think a hat like this would benefit from a yarn with a stiffer hand.
However, I love love love it! I am going to make a couple more I think. Garry wants one. I think Jasmine will snatch this if I let her so I might as well make one for her.
Jen is a great designer and her pattern was flawless. We discussed the technicalities of one of the stitches which I had a hard time understanding at first because of a slight tendency towards A.D.D. I think but Jen talked me through it. It turned out I was misreading it.
I highly recommend this pattern!
My next project may or may not be a knit. I have ordered a harness loom kit and am anxious to get going on some weaving. I have a rigid heddle collecting dust and am still going back and forth regarding whether to sell it or not. If Jasmine doesn't want it I might just do that. I would hate to but I never liked the actual loom despite really enjoying weaving.
How are your craft journeys going?