I had a little surgery this morning and right now I am feeling all puffy and bruised and sore and ugly and, naturally, sorry for myself. It's times like these I need to spend money for instant gratification. I'm sure you all understand how spending money on nice things gives you a warm huggy feeling. Alas, leaving the house isn't an option at the moment so I'm forced to make do with what I have here, and some online shopping. So far I've bought a subscription to mixtapezine and World Sweet World. Both amazing publications, but I won't get them for weeks and weeks.
It's probably just as well. I broke the yarn diet a couple of months ago so I've decided to use the Rose Red Method of Stash Honesty to make me a little more accountable. Stay tuned at the end of the month. Even though I bought 8 balls on the family reunion tour last weekend, I've crocheted a fair bit and I'm giving away a fair whack of stuff. Plus I have 6 more days of taking it easy to crochet up a storm and use the stuff up.
Last week I finished another slouchy hat.
Pattern: Hot Cross Slouchy Beret by Jennifer Appleby in Interweave Crochet, Winter 2007
Yarn: Twilley's Freedom Spirit, not quite 2 balls.
Hook: 4.25mm bamboo
Notes: I made this hat with one less pattern repeat, basing the decision on comments from others on Ravelry who had made the same hat. While my noggin may be huge, my hair is not so I didn't want a total rasta look. Unfortunately the hat still came out too big and doesn't suit me. I won't be frogging though, mainly because frogging Twilley's Freedom is nigh on impossible without tears. So I'll just wait for a big-haired friend to lay claim to it.
Anyway, I'm making another with less repeats. Incidentally I completely stuffed the pattern up but it's actually looking great, so I'll continue on in my merry haphazard way.