As soon as the weather turned chilly I just knew I had to bulk myself up with some new winter woolies. (After all, standing outside with the wee ones can get quite chilly!)
First up, I sourced some gorgous Misti Alpaca Chunky in a bluey-greeny-purpley colour at the iKnit day in London. It is so incredibly soft, knit up in a flash (the only thing that took a long time was blocking it in our damp English house) and I love to wear it, as it doesn't look like a scarf and therefore can pass as indoor wear, too.
The pattern is The Fidget and it is free!
Then I whipped out a hat with some Debbie Bliss Merino Aran that I scored off of Liz in our last Oxford Bluestocking stash swap.
The cabling is a bit funny and random. I probably could have done something clever with it, but I was more interested in having a warm hat!
This one is Star Crossed (also free, on Ravelry), and my only mod was to knit the body of the hat with a 7mm needle instead of an 8mm/US11, after I snapped another cord join on my Denise set. (sigh) It is considerably less slouchy than other ones seen one Ravelry. (I am quite OK with that.)