I am obsessed. No, truly, I am. I don't know if it's the cable pattern, or the chunky yarn, or... or if it's just my addictive nature coming to the fore, but I just can't stop myself...
denimesque cabled glovelets
I know - I KNOW! Yet ANOTHER pair of glovelets? Well, I saw the yarn, you see, and I knew my life would not be complete without it adorning my person in some form or other! It's Phildar Ondiaflamme in the Islande colourway.
I think I fell for the yarn colours because I'd been playing with the macro setting on my camera that morning and had some interesting photos of denim in close-up. (What do you mean, I was really trying to figure out how the damn thing works and accidentally took some shots of my skirt?) The colours - I was entranced! Blue, yes, but also green and purple and cream... Very pretty!
obligatory arty-farty close-up shot
(Of course, I just happened to shoot a close-up of the cabled part with the most colours showing! Cunning!) I decided to go for a more in-tune coloured bead for the inside of the cables - a pretty purple faceted glass bead that picks out the purple in the yarn.
Oh, but that's not all... I saw a hat pattern. Just a basic watch-cap thingy with ribbing all the way up... I got to wondering, as you do, how that would look if I added a cable or two from the glovelet pattern. Told you I was obsessed. And maybe not just a tad crazy. Why? Well, 1) because I've never knit a hat before, never mind try to make one up, and 2) did I tell you I really don't suit hats? Really, I don't - I just look silly in any and all styles. I know this as I think over the years I've tried on every style known to man. And beast. (Best not to ask...) But I just couldn't let it lie...
Fingers twitching, I finally decided to use the green Madil Iceland yarn, mainly because I am vain about having red hair and know that the green will set it off nicely! Oh, and my green eyes! Heh! If I'm going to make a hat that I probably won't suit, I may as well try to get it to highlight other decent stuff instead, no?!!
woohoo - matching set
And now, I think I can safely say that I'm cabled-out... Erm, until the next time...