I have had the most divine morning, a late wake up to some porridge and copious cups of tea from the pot followed by cuddles with Alice before she went off for the day to audition in the performing arts school she goes to for ballet and musical theatre in their up and coming production in the Easter holidays. Then a lovely curl up on the couch and listen to women's hour whilst finishing knitting my
socks um, beanie hat.
The pattern is a free one that I found via Andi's gorgeous blog called My Sisters Knitter (sorry, but I haven't fathomed out how to link to web pages on my iPad yet, you can google her blog and it will pop up, do visit her she is a source of gorgeous inspiration). The pattern is a free one on Ravelry called RAITULI and is perfect for using left over sock yarn. The only thing is that I used my new ball of sock yarn to knit this as I caster on my socks only to discover half way through knitting the first one that my needle size was 1mm too big! How silly and frustrated I felt and in view of it being New Year's Day I had to knit something so frogged the sock and cast on the beanie with the right size needles this time!
I must say how much I love this cheerful colour given the rainy grey and blustery days we have been having and it was an absolutely easy pleasurable knit for my first knit of 2014.
Attempting a couple of selfies
Gosh my hair has got long, need to get the old red dye out again I think.
So there we have it, a sock that became a beanie. I am hoping that I can nip down to my LYS to get some 2.50mm DPNs this afternoon and cast on some shorter than originally planned socks. I hope you all have a super week ending, I have so enjoyed this little break from work and intend to make the best of my weekend before I settle back into work on Monday.
See you all soon