Joining the gang

Last week was my birthday and my lovely mum bought me something I’ve been lusting after for ages – a Wool And The Gang knit kit.  I could’ve chosen any number of their kits – but I settled on the one that first brought them to my attention – the Giles EEK Hat.

The kit came in the post in a giant paper bag, containing three balls of the gang’s lovely Crazy Sexy Wool (100% Peruvian wool) and a pair of rosewood knitting needles (12mm).  It should have contained a pattern too, but sadly this was missing.  Still, as soon as I let them know, they emailed the pattern out to me right away.

kit

Unfortunately, there isn’t much of the winter left for wearing lovely warm snuggly hats, so I wanted to get started on it straight away.  And after two evenings, one at my new knitting/crochet group with some fellow military wives, it was done.  With huge needles and lovely thick yarn, it worked up really quickly.  And embroidering on the eyes was speedy too, once I’d got the hang of the technique.

sewing

My lovely EEK hat had its first outing today for a belated birthday lunch in Oxford – it was lovely and warm and I definitely didn’t see anyone else wearing the same one.

hat on

hat

Now I just need to decide which Wool And The Gang project I want to make next…

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