However I am now finding that I can and do enjoy projects that take a bit more time. Perhaps I'm slowing down in my old age ha ha!
I found this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yurt-hat-with-ridge-detail and decided it would be an interesting but fairly simple hat to make. It is by Hazel Donnelly and called Yurt Hat with Ridge Detail. Pretty isn't it?
I chose some dk yarn - which on reading back - (can you see a pattern forming here ... I really do rush into these patterns without double checking yarn weight - although in my defence it didn't say chunky or dk - I just presumed on the size of the needles it was dk! Oh and that it came up in the search for dk knitted hats!)
The yarn I chose was from my stash and I believe it's a Stylecraft yarn but I can't find any photos or links to the shades I have. I went for a dark brown and a cream - and they both had flecks of the other colour along with a lighter brown in.
Note to self - MUST read and understand pattern before commencing!
Another project I completed last week is for a swap where I had to send a Christmas Dishcloth to someone in America. This is made with Sugar and Cream Cotton and is a lovely thick cotton to work with.
This is the pattern I found http://krisknits.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/christmas-dishcloth-story.html
It is a lovely house with a big tree beside it - with a star and snow - and I really liked it.