Over the last month I have two finished objects to share with you all – that’s pretty exciting right? I didn’t feel the need to blog straight after the first project as it was only a small thing, but it was the Summer Skies hat. I originally planned this to be a hat for my six year old niece, however, it came out far too small so I offered it out on my Facebook page for someone to claim.
For this one I used King Cole Riot in DK weight, and it’s a really lovely yarn to use. It’s soft – softer than most of the acrylics I use (I think there maybe some wool content too) and the colours are lovely. I used it for a project late last year for a Christmas present and loved the colour vibrancy and the frequency of the changes (not too long, not too short).
The downside to this project, and I’m not sure why but I think it was the combination of yarn and needles, but I got repetitive strain injury making this! How ridiculous is that?
The second is Baby Sophisticate which I sort of stumbled across on Ravelry and decided I would also make for the person who claimed the hat. Of course, knitting was reduced because of the RSI. It should have only taken a few days from beginning to end however it has taken around about two weeks (because of the injury). I used my Chiagoo on this one as well as the hat, and am wondering whether the needles just aren’t suited to my knitting style, or perhaps the size of my hands? (My hands are relatively small?)
I used Hayfield Bonus on this one. It’s a hardy yarn that holds up well to washing and abuse, so should be good for a baby project. This particular colourway is a tweedy one so a bit coarser than most, but a few washes should soften it up a bit.
I think that’s it for knitting updates for now; time to decide what to make next!