Having fallen head over heels with this yarn (Sirdar Divine) despite it's awkward, metallic threaded + thick/thin fuzziness.
I decided to knit myself a glove and slouch hat combo with it. For the gloves, I'm using a pattern from Erica Knight's Classic Collection, except I'm knitting the fingers only halfway up as I find fingerless gloves more versatile (I can wear them in the house etc...)
The first glove turned out quite well. I love how it looks but the thicker threads of yarn do make the fingers a little bulky. I'm thinking this will mean "cosy" come the winter chills.
Any one have any slouch hat pattern recommendations?
I am halfway through "Far from the Madding Crowd" I love Hardy, both his prose and poetry. I'm drawn to the language, the idiosyncratic characters and the gentle yet gripping plot, and for a while I am transported back to a kind of English country life (for all it's sins) that has now past and will never be again.
As soon as I finish the book I plan on treating myself to the movie.
Speaking of Hardy, We watched an adaptation of the Mayor of Casterbridge in the new year and it was beautifully done.