What a day- between 4 hours of running errands, hitting all the local garden centers for plants and checking out the local sales at AC Moore and JoAnns, I'm surprised I managed to fit in quite a bit of knitting.
This hat is to be sent with other (yet to be knit) goodies for the next collection date for Afghans for Afghans. It finished up my homedyed yarn- and for a good cause, too! My first pompom... I think I'll have to work a bit harder on that next time around. Normally I'm not a pompom person but this hat needed something.
This came out a bit larger than expected- probably not a newborn hat but I adjusted the height to match the circumference which seemed to be longer than I originally thought it would be when I cast on. I flipped the ribbing up to make it 'pretty' for the camera but it makes a cute trim when it's not folded, too.
Peeve: Maybe other JoAnns are better stores than our local one but I can never find anything there, knitting-wise. I was armed with a 50% coupon and a mission (co-worker asked me to knit her an eyelash scarf with her alma mater colors) and walked out of the store empty handed. I was really surprised compared to the website- they list quite a selection of yarn. I understand that space is limited, but they had less yarn than our local discount store.
I think I'm just grumpy because I've never been attracted to eyelash yarn and she wanted something that looks like a muppet exploded around her neck! At least I know it will be something she wants. Funfur it is!