I have finally finished my Loopy Bag! I had finished knitting it over a month ago, then had to find buttons, and then do the dreaded sewing up! But all is done - one finished bag ready for it's maiden voyage! I may use it this afternoon, perhaps, it needs a test run! The pattern is a freebie from Let's Knit Magazine a month or two ago. It's done in Sirdar Big Softie, using just under two balls if memory serves me correctly! It is the first time I have done a loopy stitch. It is a stitch much easier to do rather than read. When I read how to do the stitch, I thought 'Naaaaaah, that sounds too complicated!' I perservered and got it right second time round. So I was pleased, new stitch under my belt and a new bag to boot!
In the back end of last year, I went on a trip to Fibre & Clay in Knutsford. Whilst there, I fell for this hat they had on display. So I duly bought two balls of Noro Kureyon, went home and found the pattern free online - look on Ravelry for 'Noro Hat, or got to Saartjeknits.nl. It's a lovely hat to knit!