a couple of days ago, we went in search of a 'yarn store' in the next county. it was a bright and beautiful day ... a good day for a drive.
stuart dragged along his christmas present, the still unnamed socken creature, in blue.
we did have success. but calling the place we visited a 'yarn store' is quite a stretch. it was a cross stitch, gift shop, frame shop, with some yarn in the corner store. to this store's credit, what she had wasn't crap. the selection was just tiny.
she had a small stash of some cascade 220. and she had this red & black mix, which i'd not seen before in cascade 220 (col. 9544). it's knitting up like a ragg yarn, which i like the look of.
i couldn't decide between gloves or a hat. i settled on a hat ... Jacques Cousteau Hat. it's something i had queued awhile back on ravelry. i am a big fan of hats with the watchman's cap style, and a big folded over hem that can be pulled down to cover the ears. you can see all the knitted versions over on . i am about to finish, doing my decreases at the top.
i am knitting the women's size on US 5 needles.