I'm conscious that this is the second consecutive post featuring a pic of yours truly. Well I say whateva, because not even the fear of appearing self-obsessed is not going to stop me tonight. I'm just so excited about my latest fait accompli, the Cabled (or should I say fabled?) Newsboy Cap from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation (and if you think I'm joking about being so excited, think again.)
I first wanted to make this cap three winters ago back when I was a knitting newbie. Sadly when I went to my LYS (that's local yarn store for all you non-knitting-blog frequenters!) for some direction I was advised that it was maybe a bit beyond my ability. Since this wisdom was from the very talented Di Gilpin I took it on board and I went back to my scarves for a while. On a side note, I miss St A's for many reasons, not least among which is this yarn shop - I didn't realise how fortunate I was to have access to such an amazing quality and selection. It's been a bit difficult adjusting to the disappointing stacks of granny wool (read acrylic - ewww) available here in Belfast. Anyway, as expected Di's advice was sound because the cabling is a bit tricky but in the end it was an enjoyable project that only took a couple of nights.