I like small projects. They eat up yarn, and they are useful. This one just flew off the needles, and I didn't even bother to block it. I managed to get a pair of Fetchings and this headband out of one skein of Lamb's Pride Superwash Worsted! No leftovers. I'm taking this stash reduction thing very seriously.
Pattern: Cabled Headband from The Knitter's Book of Yarn
Needles: US #4
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Superwash Worsted, color: frosted fuchsia
Comments: Fun, quick pattern. It'll come in handy when my hair falls into my face.
There has also been some spinning. Instead of plying the yarn I finished the other day, I got inspired. Here it is... my first art yarn! The inspiration: 28 Days Later, a surprisingly cerebral zombie flick. I recommend it. And the Shadowrun xbox game. I used to play the Shadowrun RPG. Somehow, the futuristic feel of the game and the bright green box it came in gelled into an idea for yarn (yeah, that's weird). And the roving is called Zombie Glow. So... how could I not?
I have plans for this stuff. I want to ply it into a bulky weight with slubs, tufts, and bits sticking out every which way. Then, I want to knit a hat. It'll be my Radioactive Zombie Apocalypse Hat. Did I mention this stuff glows in the dark?