I have Finished Objects! Actual, real, finished objects!
Look, a hat. With cables. This is the hat that distracted me from finishing the gloves at the weekend.
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran in purple heather (80% acrylic, 20% wool)
This is the hat pattern that inspired the glove pattern I have used (also free). I have subsequently discovered I cannot find a suitable matching scarf pattern on Ravelry, so am designing one to go with it.
I followed her pattern almost to the letter, incorporating three repeats of the cable section to get it the right length for my head, and only doing 4 rounds of ribbing instead of the suggested 6. Any more, and I felt the band of ribbing would be too wide and look a bit odd.
It fits perfectly, and is wonderfully snug and warm. Sadly, I can only wear it with my hair down, as in the pic, as I look bloody ridiculous in hats when my hair is tied back.
The other thing I have finished this week is.... drumroll please.... my first pair of the fingerless lace gloves!
I finally got around to crocheting the buttons and button holes on!
Yarn: Patons UK Fairytale Dreamtime 4 ply (100% wool)
I used a larger hook than specified, as the Patons 4ply seems quite thick compared to the other 4ply yarns I have. So these are quite roomy (I can pull them on and off without undoing the buttonholes, for example). I followed the "in-the-round" instructions, although I realised they need more modification than stated to work properly in the round, but I didn't do that on these ones. I corrected it for the second pair, which are still awaiting buttons.
The cuff is a little out of shape, so I may block the cuffs only when I've finished the other pair, as I can do them at the same time and it will be less of a hassle.
That's all I've managed this week (!) as Knitting & Crochet Blog Week has been a little time consuming! Not because I've had to work on my posts, but I've had so many blogs to read! I've added so many new blogs to my Google Reader this week, I can't wait to get to know everyone. I've acquired a few new followers as well!