I knit this a couple of weeks ago, and added buttons this week.
Britta Lalena Head Wrap
Notions: 4mm needles, 2 buttons, GGH Baby Alpaka
The colour is divine and the GGH Baby Alpaka was such a treat to work with. I bought this on a whim while in Amsterdam, as you can't get it here. I bought enough to do wristwarmers/fingerless gloves too, and I am also knitting Jitterbug a hat with it right now! The pattern is nice and straight forward, with a chart and written instructions for the lace section. It's not something I usually wear, but I tend to tie my hair back so hats aren't great for me in winter. Hopefully this will get a lot of use!
Funny story: You may notice my YOs are a bit small. It's something I've noticed since I picked up knitting again this year, and I know my YOs never used to be small. So I wondered if I was doing them wrong.... yep, you guessed it! Not only that, but I knit everything wrong it seems! I knit continental, and instead of the yarn going front to back on each knit stitch, I bring mine from the back and over to the front. I am sure all this has something to do with my YOs being so small, so I'm going to experiment. My knitting style changed when I resumed knitting at the start of this year, and is faster than it was before, and more importantly it works for me, but 'normal' continental also works for me, just a bit slower and awkward. I cant decide whether its worth the bother learning to do it 'right' since my current way obviously works, or if I should just figure out a way to get my YOs bigger?
|Gremlin after a hard morning & afternoons 'work'|