Okay I finished the second test hat and my dad liked it so much he took it, its the same yarn as the first one only I went up one needle size (which is probably better.)
It doesn't fit him so well which leads me to believe that this hat is best suited for a woman's medium sized head, though it is knitted with a rather tight gauge so I guess one could just knit in a looser tension to make a larger size and the cables have a lot of stretch and give. I'm finished writing up the pattern and I promise I will type it up tonight.
In the meantime I'll distract you with pictures of yarn. Spindle spun Merino/Romney X about 1.1oz Sport/Dk weight 45 yards. Plied with gold thread and gold beads.
Did I mention how much I love the macro's on my new camera. I could have never taken this pics with the old one.
The new fly wheel for my Majacraft Little Gem arrived but I'm so busy with other things that I haven't gotten bit by the spinnning bug. I'm trying to finish sweaters before it's too warm to wear them but I honestly think that the Kauni is going to take me another year to complete. I'm like 1/3 done with the first sleeve, but I still have to steek and knit the second sleeve and then steek the sweater body and neck and pick up like a gazillion stitches for the button and neck band. My head hurts just thinking about it.
I'm almost 2/3 of the way done with a cropped cardigan knit out of some wonderful yarn I hand dyed, but it's another bulky yarn knit so I can't take credit for how fast it's going.
I need to start thinking about warm weather knitting/crocheting. I haven't even looked in the new spring interweave because I still have warm woolies to finish and I'm trying to stick to this yarn diet (which I have already cheated on but shhhh. Don't tell!) I bought some cotton yarn from Seaport knits for a crochet project.
I hadn't been to the new Seaport Yarn store front, and wow, it's like a million times better then the scary abandoned office of yarn occupied cubicles it used to be. There is actually someone sitting by the door when you come in and it's set up like a real store. The new location is like 2 blocks from the WTC path station which is dangerous because I may start making yarn detours on the way home. But I will not allow myself to do this until April because I really don't need yarn or fibers until I use what I've got.