Thanks for all the suggestions for the hats. One with brim for the hubby is a good idea to counter the mango-ishness of his head, I'll certainly be going that direction. As for myself, I'm going to look through my pattern books again to see what I can do. I really like Meg's new hat, love all those intertwinning cables. And off course, Grumperina has once again delighted us with another lovely beaded hat pattern, this time the Black Sea Hat. Erin's suggestion of a wimple is a great idea too.
Since it's Friday again, are you gamed for yet another WIP? Ignore the crumpled bedsheet, you can't expect too much from a household with two very active small children and a mother who just wants to knit. My latest bus knitting: a chevron scarf (designed by Debbie Bliss for Scarf Style) in self-striping sock yarn.
Sundara's self-striping sock yarn is just too pretty to be worn on the feet. And so soft too. Well, if the socks are half as nice as Joy's Mermaid Socks or Tiit's Socks, my feet won't mind but I would rather show it off my neck or my daughters'.
I love the pairing of chevron patterns with self-striping yarn (for example my earlier red Jaywalkers), the effect is so pleasing yet looks much more complicated than it really is. This chevron pattern is garter stitch based so it looks good on both sides, very fitting for a scarf. And I just love how the purl bumps accent the colour changes. The self-stripey-ness means no need to worry about changing yarns, no yarn to be carried up, or ends to be hidden.
Scarves are not my favourite knitting project as they just go on and on and forever. But not this one, it is far from boring as I just want to keep on going with the next colour and the next. Just that this scarf may still take a while though, it is sock yarn after all and knitted on teeny 3mm needles.