Gentle Readers, Mousme’s hat v2.0 is finished.
I would have finished it last night, in fact, had I brought my DPNs with me to the gathering we attended. Had I been extra conscientious I would have stopped this morning and bought another ball of yarn to do a few more rows, but I decided the hat didn’t really need them, and
cheated used a six-inch length of acrylic to run through the stitches at the crown and pull them together.
Today I bought the new skein of black merino yarn I need for my second armwarmer while on a yarn shop recon mission with Ceri, as well as a ball of licorice-coloured wool/silk/cashmere blend to knit up a quick scarf to use. I would have invested in three lovely skeins of cashmere to make a long full one, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my mother has bought me something very nice to fill in the neck of my new red coat (which continues to garner approval) and so I’m not sinking sixty dollars into yarn just yet.