It's finished and sent over to him in Belfast and I got the sweetest phone call this afternoon saying "Auntie Debbie, I wuv my skull hat - thank you" - and I don't think his mum was in the background saying "Jack, say you love the hat!" Now remember, Jack's favourite colour is orange:
Here's the Skein Prince modelling it, but he's a bit older so it's a tiny tad too tight.
I did struggle with undo-ing the provisional cast-on and ended up just picking up the stitches, but I think it worked out ok in the end. And had to do a second dash to Hobbycraft to pick up a second ball of Donkey (the brownish colour) as ran out halfway through.
There will be a shop update later in the week and I've been reskeining away like mad with my new beautiful swift which I acquired from ebay for a very reasonable sum. I think it's antique (someone may be able to correct me on this) and works like a dream with my crappy skein winder and makes a very good substitute for my knees which I had been using up til now! Should have got one months ago - was just fussy about finding the right one.
Right, let's see if I can dig out any photos for this shop update:
I love seeing how the different yarn bases absorb the same colour. And why so much Sweetbird? I couldn't stop thinking about these wonderful creations by the talented knithappens of etsy:They're for sale in her shop as we speak and I'm so itching to click the Add to Cart button!