I posted a little while back about my lovely lovely birthday yarn haul. I'm using the Tivoli ocean to make a slightly cosier version of this hat by Erin Archer, on whom I totally have a crafts-crush. I made one at the start of the Summer, but I think unless I were bald it wouldn't make much difference to the temperature of my head (but it is so soft!). Unfortunately the Tivoli is another worsted yarn, so I unravelled it all and then wound it back up doubled over. This probably wasn't the sensible course of action.
|Just look how lovely and neat and full of promise it -|
I unwound it before I went to sell at a car boot sale on Saturday, thinking I'd have the hat half-made by the time I got home. Pro-tip: don't stuff a bundle of unwound yarn into your bag. By the time the sale finished, i had just started, having untangled it as I wound.
I really like how it looks! I bought it because I thought the colours were great, but I think it looks even better like this. It also means I'm more likely to wear it, as I'm not one for big blocks of bright colours.
|Beginnings of a hat!|
I very much missed an opportunity today! I was knitting at the stand for the Zoology Society (it's fresher's week in my college, do join Zoosoc if you're in TCD), and a woman came over and asked if I sell what I knit. I laughed and said no - usually true! usually it's presents! - and she asked about the knitting society, and I said that I could make her something if she liked, and she said she might come back. I am a dreadful business woman. Next time I will be prepared.
In other news, I am moving onto campus this week. I have to work out what to do with my crafting wherewithal. I guess for now I could just bring all the unfinished projects, and finish those off before I start transferring the contents of my box-of-everything. It's not exactly a trek for me to go home and get it, but what if I have a sudden late-night need to knit something out of scraps? First world problems, dear internet, first world problems.