After my mammoth spring clean of my WIPS, I found myself on the lookout for new projects to start! I know, the aim of sorting out the WIPs was to encourage me to start working on them again, but the joy of finishing my socks meant I wanted to cast on all the things again.
I ran down my YoP list, and settled on Momijigari. I so enjoyed working with the Wollmeise I used for Hypernova that I've been itching to start knitting with my other skein.
I haven't got very far yet, because it was a little confusing at first. I've got the hang of the pattern now, but I do still need to knit this with my laptop by my side, to keep track of the row count and pattern.
Because of that, I found myself needing a more portable project to take with me to roleplay night on Tuesday! Again, I scanned down the list, and settled on the Koolhaas hat.
This gave me the opportunity to finally start knitting with my gorgeous Candy Skein yarn! I wound it by hand, as I didn't have time to wind it using my swift and ball winder before I left. I've done the ribbing, but before I start on the patterned section I am revisiting the sizing of the hat, as it seems rather small. I need to read through the pattern in more detail and understand the decreases and how they work in pattern, to ensure that if I increase the size, I don't screw it up!
I'll save my raving about the yarn for a proper review, because Tami's yarn deserves more attention than just a footnote on this post.