Just so you know I do more than bitch and contemplate my navel. There has been yarn work!
First a hat. A gift. I'll say no more.
Made with 70 gms Cleckheaton Merino Spun in colours Petrol and Gray on 6mm needles. I used Kims Hats in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, size womens's though a bit shorter. Personally, I think the decrease is a little sharp (I think next time I'd be taking the decrease in rounds of eight not ten), and finishing with 20 stitches seemed bizarre - I did a few more rounds till there was only 5. Oh and I'm glad I erred on the smaller side - the hat is pretty darn big. Lovely yarn but.
And I've cast on for the Swing Jacket from the Cleckheaton pattern book for Spun - I know what you're thinking. Surely I could have found a better pattern source, but trust me, this pattern is actually kind of nice. I'm excited and scared. Knitting a whole like adult garment (hats and scarves don't count) is something I haven't done in over 20 years. Scary at the best of times, but doubly so for big gals for whom patterns are rarely intended. Wish me luck.
And I have finished the last crochet square for the Pakucho cotton baby cot blanket. Now I just have to work out how the hell to make them all fit together since the sizes seem to vary wildly. I'm thinking of doing a row of crochet around each square with a uniform number of stitches so the sewing up works. Advice welcome!