After sewing knitting and crocheting for everyone else, I thought it was about time I did some selfish creating for myself again....
And as this was not for a deadline, I just picked it up whenever their was a spare moment, or I felt like it.
I've quite enjoyed mixing it up lately between knitting and crocheting.....I have enjoyed the crocheting projects for quick crafting satisfaction, where as this has taken it's time....especially with all those cables.
Those cables have been painfully slow and at sometimes I have just had to walk away from it because of the frustration of juggling 3 needles.....but at the end, once it was blocked and finished....I'm estatic that I have something snuggly and gorgeous to wear.....
( infact thinking about it there's a lesson in there about life especially after reading Debs post here and I know it a random thought... but it's relevant for me)
Pattern: Snapdragon Tam by Ysolda Patterns
This is the second time I've knitted this, the first time I knitted this hat was for a friends mum who was undergoing chemotherapy....I loved it so much it was hard to let it go.
As always Ysolda's patterns are a delight to knit, well written and the end product never fails my expectations....can't recommend her enough!
Wool: Touch Yarns Merino 8 ply
Gorgeous bouncy Merino.....beautiful colour.....though I noticed when I washed the hat that the colour bled alot.....so I would be worried using it in a striped project such as red and white stripe....but otherwise I know from experience this wool lasts and wears beautifully.