I finished a wip on the weekend. The pattern is called Wasatch Backcountry Hat by Christy Wall and it's a free pattern on Ravelry. I wanted to use up some bits of Cascade 220 Superwash and this is a great pattern for that...
The pattern says to knit for 4.5 inches before starting the decreases but I knit to 6 inches. If I knit this again I'd knit another half inch at least as it just barely covered B's ears.
As much as I like the finished result, knitting one by one rib sucks the life right out of me which is why I started this hat on November 9th, 2012 and didn't finish it until yesterday afternoon. Sadly this won't be my go-to hat pattern for the boys... but I still like it.
I also started a pair of socks yesterday. Well actually I restarted. I was knitting them on 2.75mm dpns but the fabric was coming out too big. So I frogged and restarted, this time I'm doing the cuff, heel and toes with the 2.75mm and the rest of the sock with 2mm dpns.
The pattern is called Broken Seed Stitch Socks by handepande. It's another free pattern on Ravelry. I'm using some yarn I got at Rhinebeck called Bittersweet Glamour Gams in the Princess Buttercup colourway. It has cashmere in it! It's lovely! I'm also using a skein of gift yarn that Pat (plynn on Ravelry) sent me for the Ravelenic Games. It's called Serenity Sock in the Tanzanite colourway.
Together these colours are loud. Really loud. I love them! I'll try to get a daytime photo next time and you'll see what I mean.