I've waited long, I've knitted often. Finally, a hat I like!
I've also learned, I don't read instructions/ingredients/lists very well. Could be I am always just too impatient. Never mind, here is the hat!
I used the JC Slouch pattern again, even though I'm not a huge slouch fan. See how I live on the edge! For the yarn I used a ball of Sirdar Peru I bought on Ebay (yes, I have a problem). I originally thought (here is where the lack of reading skills comes into play) it was pure alpaca, but alas it is not. It is only 10%!! The rest is 50% wool and 40% acrylic. Oh well, it is still lovely stuff, and warm. I didn't have enough to do the whole hat one colour, so I used some 100% un-dyed wool I had to give it some stripes. I love how it turned out.
In the last picture you can see one of our new little ladies. About a month ago we bought some Hy-Line chickens and they are so much fun. They are the friendliest chickens I've ever been around. They even like to peek in the windows:
Additionally, I've finished my second ninja mask, for my daughter. They had a great time posing in the garden after school today. The yarn is the same as the first one, I just switched the arrangement around so they could tell them apart.
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