A colleague of mine has been hassling me for quite some time to make him a hat. His son has started playing rugby at the same club Master Clicky went to, and I know from bitter experience how cold it can be there, so I relented.
It is a 4x4 rib in Drops Nepal that I had left over from my Afmaeli jumper. It had to be stripy because I was using up lots of small bits.
Master Clicky is still cycling to work and as it has started to get frosty of late he is finding that his head and neck are getting cold under his cycle helmet, which of course, has lots of holes in it.
He requested a balaclava, so I found a free pattern on Ravelry. I also made it from the left-over Drops Nepal. I made it on the proviso that he doesn't go around scaring anybody or robbing banks. It has been worn and he is liking it very much, although he did have to stop to take it off the other afternoon because it was too warm! I'll take that as a success.
Incidentally, Master Clicky was looking down in these photos, not because he wanted to remain anonymous, but because he was watching something on his phone!
So after those two quick projects I'm back to my Dark Pearl Cardigan, going from Aran weight to 4ply and little needles that take forever.
I managed to get some digging in the garden done on Saturday but the weather has been damp and miserable today, so I've put some summer clothes away and got out the winter ones. I love summer, but I also like a good jumper, a fire and a winter quilt to snuggle under as well.
That's me for now, as always, have a great week.
Aren't they always looking at their phones? It is amazing to get any eye contact at all these days. The knitting projects are a great success. Have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
A great use of left-over yarn. I've been knitting socks recently (must get back to blogging; it's been over a year since I last posted an entry) and then picked up a laceweight shawl but then cast on a sweater in aran-weight yarn, which might not have been my best idea ever. The weather here in East Anglia is still very nice during the day (my car was saying 14C at lunchtime today) but once the sun starts to go down, there's a definite chilly dampness in the air.ReplyDelete
Good job on making warm hats for your son and co-worker! I do love making a hat for a loved one and myself too! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete