Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Decision Time!

Thank you, everyone, for taking part in my poll. :D I've decided -well I think I was always going to make it, if not now, then in the very near future. :oops: I've decided to go for Norie.  I've had my eye on the pattern for a long time, but  I've had the perfect yarn for longer.  I loved looking at the skein, squishing it, stroking it but just couldn't bring myself to wind it into a cake, just felt too final-that if I wound it into a cake too soon I would have to use it, and it would probably be used for the wrong pattern.  Don't get me wrong I love winding a skein into a cake but it has to be when the design feels right-strange I know- and this one certainly does, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

The yarn I'm using is by Jon Dunn it's called Gun Metal and is a Merino/Cashmere/Nylon mix. It's beautiful and soft.  I'm not usually into knitting with grey, I prefer bright colours, like reds and purples but this just feels so right.

I can see myself wearing this hat a lot when it's finished.

It's soooo cute. I just love the Cats Paw pattern, close up they really do look like Cats Paws-sweet!  The pattern is so well written,  I can actually see myself finishing the hat today (which is quite embarrassing, as I only cast it on this morning)  as I'm enjoying it so much.

Anyway!  Did I tell you I ordered more yarn! This time it was too big to be shoved through the letterbox.  I don't know why I bought it, I really don't have a project in mind,  I just sort of had to have it.  It wasn't at all expensive, I bought it on eBay from this seller Kingcraig Fabrics  

I bought 2 of each in Verde, Pistachio and Navy.  The yarn -  100g balls of Merino/Angora mix at £3 each.  I think that really is a bargain!  I don't have a clue what I'm going to make with them, even though they have been wound into cakes already,  I bought them like that, honest.  And do you know what, I may even order some more, at that price I would be stupid not to =D.


  1. Good luck with the rest of your hat. The yarn and pattern look lovely. I see no problem in making it in one day, sounds like a very productive day to me!

    The yarn you bought looks gorgeous. At £3 each, it would have been criminal not to buy it! I could feel myself being drawn to ebay for a look, but then I noticed you said there's angora in it, which (thankfully because I DO NOT need any more yarn) I'm allergic to!

  2. I always feel guilty when I just have a day of knitting, especially when there is housework to be done lol.

    I'm also allergic to shedding yarns, they make my skin itch. I had heard if you put them in the freezer it's stops the fibres from flying about. We'll see hahaha!


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