Thank you, everyone, for taking part in my poll. I've decided -well I think I was always going to make it, if not now, then in the very near future. 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.