A surprise finished object this week. I seem to have learned how to use dpns (Brittany birch) . I agree that it is like knitting with a hedgehog in your lap, but it is strangely satisfying. Part of me really wants to try doing some socks after Babette. Without further ado I present Aesderina:
A quick rundown of details. Yarn is Artesano Aran, which is quite bulky for an aran. I only had one skein and was low on yardage , so did the pattern with the half-height brim option and one fewer repeat (the hat should be a little slouchier, but I am very happy with it how it is). I had some yarn left over, though I suspect not enough to have done an extra repeat. It’s not blocked, I think my head will do that. I am very proud of it, and am looking forward to the cooler weather.
OK, Babette. I did more than I expected this week, largely due to Small Girl being ill and hence spending a lot more time at home. I feel a bit less useless with something in my hands under these circumstances. I just have 2 small squares to do and join before section 7 is complete and ready to join to the mother lode. You will know what kind of week I have had when I say that two thirds of section 7 is already joined with every single end sewn in.
Oddly, the increased number of colours is making colour choices harder rather than easier. As I look at everything spread out on the floor it reminds me of nothing so much as trying to balance a chromatic quadratic equation, if such a thing were to exist. Part of me is tempted to write a spreadsheet so I can just look up perfect colour matches in an efficient, business-like and non-froggy way, but I can never get colour to work for me like that. It is invariably better to wait for either daylight or inspiration.