This is a truly sucky picture. The yarn is handpainted 100% tencel... and SO wonderful. There are beads throughout the pattern... and this is just going to be beautiful. I think this is the most complicated lace project that I have ever tackled, but the chart and instructions are written so wonderfully, I'm not even noticing how difficult it is! The best thing about this pattern? When there are large bits of 'plain' knitting, the chart indicates how many plain stitches - you don't have to count the little boxes! Funny how that simple thing makes such a difference.
I couldn't just have this one new thing to start! I went to the yarn store on Saturday to get buttons for My Precious, and I finally broke down and bought this pattern. Those gals at the yarn store aren't stupid - at the checkout counter they have a few samples of little things - and this hat and baby socks set have been there for months. I swear - every single time I buy something there, I look at how cute this hat is. Well - I finally just bought the damn pattern and am almost done with it:
I have this thing about bobbles on baby things - I love it! But this little hat is taking a while to knit thanks to all those little bobbles. And of course I'm making the making socks once I finish this!
OK - I need to get to work early today....