Modelled by DD. This is Center Square Hat from the winter issue of Knitty, I know I don`t need it until next November when it will form part of the Love in a Box that I do each year through work, but I needed a break from my lace scarf (not difficult but I`m getting a bit bored) and just fancied trying this pattern. I used some DK from my stash and it worked out fine. I did wonder if I should have had some more cheerful colours, but by the time I thought that I was too far down the line to undo it and start again, and besides, having picked up a pair of black knitted gloves in Dorothy Perkins sale for £1 this will go nicely with them.
Yesterday DD and I went to a `Card day` held at a friends house. Louise has all the gadgets you could wish for in her chosen hobbies and generously thought it would be nice for a group of us to get together and have a play. We all know each other from Tonbridge Lacemakers (except DD who was made very welcome) and so the seven of us had a lovely day. I am not a cardmaker but it being the one craft that DD shows an interest in, I was more than happy to go along and encourage it, and anything crafty is worth spending some time on.
We each took a contribution for a buffet lunch with Louise providing the drinks and we had a great time, recycling last years Christmas cards and generally learning, playing and giving and receiving ideas and techniques.
My efforts are left, DD`s to the right.
I still don`t think it is something I will do a great deal of, but it was great fun to try.