Being an optimist, I brought a bunch of fabric with me that needed to be cut. I brought a small cutting board, a ruler, a rotary cutter...and it was never used. It was just too windy. When ever I cut a square I was off chasing it through the grass. What was used, though, are my knitting needles. Boy, they travel well. They kept me occupied when we were driving to the camp sight and travelled with me around the festival to be pulled out when we were just lazying around. How great is that?
What am I making? My other half wants a hat. I have no idea how to make a hat, but Leanne convinced me I could work it out. I found a pattern on Ravelry that I understood, which is half the battle. I kind-of figured out how to use 4 double pointed needles at once with the superb help of Ger from Pippablue. And finally I sort-of found the wool my other half wanted....as close to pure, unprocessed wool as possible (hence the "natural" brown).
What's better is that the wonderful Judy of Fundamentally Fiber seems to have SERIOUSLY helped me out in the quest for natural wool. I'll give you more on that story later!
I am really not sure if it will fit, but it seems like it will stretch a bit when it's off the needle. Worst case it will become a tea cozy. Or a wool ball cozy. Seems to fit my ball of wool better than my other half's head right now. Can you see that it's ribbed along the edge and then goes into a pure knit stitch. So far so good!
At the festival there was a vendor selling wool from her wool wagon. If you have a chance, check out Winnie's Craft Cafe. She has a great shop! These wool beauties were going for 2 euro each! I don't have a plan for them yet...they're the beginning of my wool stash! Like I need another stash....
And finally, what was waiting for me on my return home? A care package from my Mom and Dad. I'm in my mid (ahem, late?) thirties and my folks still hook me up! There are few things I miss about the states, but Dunkin Donut's hazelnut coffee and Skippy peanut butter are absolute must-haves. Thank goodness my parents keep me stocked up!
That's the news! I'm off to cut a bit of fabric, ponder Leanne's Mod Pop QAL and package up a few FQs worth of scraps for swapping. Life is good.