Although I’m almost always working away on my own designs, sometimes I work on other things. In fact it’s nice to have a bit of easy no-pressure knitting/crochet for those days when my brain has totally evaporated after work.
One of my goals this year is to use up my stash of dishcloth cotton. I haven’t been knitting with it because it hurts my hands, but I have found that making crochet cloths doesn’t seem to bother me in the same way. It’s great to have in my bag when I’m on the go and I don’t have time or space to deal with a more complicated project. I’ve managed to get quite a few done in March:
This month I’ve already got a completed project! I made a Jayne hat, as requested by my husband. Although there are many (many many) patterns on Ravelry, I went with the Cunning Jayne Hat by Renee Peterson. I had already bought Estelle Chunky yarn, so that helped make the choice, but then I was sold when I read her analysis of the hat. The worst part of this for me was making the stockinette earflaps, but then they had to match the original!
I’ve got enough yarn left over for another go, which is good because although this fits, it’s a bit snug on Ron. I think I’ll take this one over and make a slightly bigger one for him. That should take care of most of this yarn. I don’t usually knit with bulky yarn, so I imagine it feels a little out of place in the stash