Contrary to popular opinion of black being THE best color for a cool hat for boys, my son picked this iridescent yarn by Caper sock yarn called Didgeridoo. I worked the Windschief pattern using two strands held together which gave me a smooshy fabric with out any of the pooling typical to a sock yarn. Instead, it bended together into this:
In other news, I spun some beautiful yarn. A merino silk blend, this was the yarn I was planning to make up into a cool hat, but Alex choose the other yarn. I'm not disappointed, because I get to keep this for myself.
It's a three ply with lots of loft and softness. I was aiming for a
worsted weight and I think I may have hit the mark, though I'd have to
swatch to know for sure.
And, I also picked up some light reading at Cotton-by-Post:
I pre-ordered the book, so I only paid 35 bucks which I think is a steal. It has the heft of a university tome, but the writing is not nearly so heavy. June writes in a clear and light manner. I was sifting through it and found myself sucked in, learning this and that. Perfect reading material for a snow February Sunday.