As you can see I have now finished Jill’s Bonbon hat (http://jillgoldberg19.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/how-to-make-a-bonbon) and a matching pair of mittens.
The mittens may not look very long but this is partly because I only had a limited amount of yarn and anyway they still fit within the sleeves of my outdoor jacket.
So back of the right hand
and palm of the left.
I tried for a picture of both at once but decided that was just too tricky!
I am feeling very tired and a bit achey at the moment and I had great difficulty photographing the hat as it doesn’t look the same unless it is on a head but I looked so haggard that I had to compromise with the following that I feel are not up to the standard I normally set myself.
I really like this hat because you can wear it in different ways.
In a hurry – just like in the picture that accompanies the pattern;
With more time, with the band turned back;
I made a few mistakes in the hat but they don’t seem to show in the photos which is good. I also changed the way I dealt with the extra two chain on the second mitten so strictly speaking they don’t match. Not sure if what I did on the second mitten is right but it looks better.
As well as finishing the hat and mittens I have also been spending more money!
The yarn is for two different projects. The cotton yarn for a long delayed project that is going to be delayed a little bit more till I have finished the other project which is a knitted waiscoat, The little bag is a few bits for Christmas and some more bookmarks.
I had to buy the yarn for the waiscoat from two different on-line shops. I have bought from both of them before but I was surprised to see the fancy packaging of the yarn from Wool Warehouse.
A closer look:-
Now what can I use this bag for? Mmm…
I have also made a couple more bookmarks to replenish the stock.
I decided to tidy up so all my projects were in one place and I could pick out whichever I felt like working on at that moment.
I discovered that there are five on the go at present!