I finished a crazy hat!
I fell in love with this neon Red Heart yarn a while ago, and bought a ball for hats. Didn't like the way it was pooling all by itself, so I thought I would try alternating it with some black Patons Canadiana, in helix stripes. This worked pretty well, but polka dots appeared! Not sure if I really like them? Anyhow, it's a fun little experiment. If none of the kids in my life want the hat, it will make a cheerful donation.
I bought the pompom at Fabricland, but it occurred to me afterwards that these could be bought for MUCH cheaper direct from China. Sure enough, checked out ebay and they are 99 cents there, with free shipping. I think I will order a few to try out!
I have also been working on another pair of my Indian thumb mittens, using my usual pattern but this time trying cubic needles!
I really like the feel of the square needles. The edges make them easy to hold and they don't fall out of the knitting as easily as round ones. I am using 3 mm ones, as they are the closest in circumference to 2.75mm round needles I usually use. This handy link explains the differences in sizing between round & square needles. I am finding that my gauge with these is pretty close to what I get with the 2.75 mm round needles.