I've recently been pretty busy with work lately... But I still find time for my knitting, and random crafts.
So here we go!
I recently finished a cabled slouchy hat, just for myself (and a second one that is available on my Etsy page), I find myself knitting so much for others, and very rarely for myself. I used a pattern located here:
I ended up editing the pattern much more than I had expected. I wanted a larger cable pannel, and a more noticeable "flower" on the top of the hat.
For those interested, I will post my pattern tweaks (with credit to AZURE of course), in a later posting.
I have loved slouchy hats for a long time, but somehow never owned one. (I know, how does that happen? :P) I love wearing this hat, it's also the first time I've used a Cascade yarn, and there is no going back for me. I also got a ball of black Merino, I'm currently knitting up a lace cowl with it, and the feel is amazing, but I think after all this lace, I'll need a good solid knitting project.
I also spent a good part of a weekend spray painting the left over containers in my home with my husband.
And last, but certainly not least, these jars were spaghetti sauce jars, and with a little string, hot glue, and spray paint, they've now become well loved, and used decoration/storage. As any knitter knows, we have too many stitch markers, point protectors, stitch holders, t pins, and cable needles to ever be contained in one of those nifty storage solutions.
Well, that's all I have for you for now. Merry Christmas all!