When it was finished, I utilised a nearby candle to try and show the hat in all its glory!
I tried to avoid it, and I apologise in advance but here is a photo of me wearing the above hat. Those of a nervous disposition, look away now!!
As well as knitting, I've also been busy crafting with a beautiful kit Carrie Anne bought me as part of my Christmas pressie, alongside some sumptious sock yarn from Piece of Beauty. The kit uses Japanese Washi paper to make a mirror compact and was really straightforward to make. So now follows the finished item from every conceivable angle known to man! ( Can you tell I got a camera for Christmas?)
I love it. The colours are gorgeous and wadding between the layers make it soft and squishy to the touch. The kits can be bought from www.japancrafts.co.uk. Thank you Carrie Anne!!
Well, I'm ready for a cuppa myself now, and back to my WIP, another knitted bag in Wensleydale Longwool !!