Poor little Lucy has been home from school this week with a very bad throat infection. She is rarely sick but when she is it hits her hard. I feel so sorry for her as she hasn't been able to eat for the last few days. So to cheer her up and keep her warm in this horrible damp weather, I knit her a little beanie.
It is in a Mirasol wool and silk blend yarn and if I'm honest it wasn't much of a pleasure to knit. Seed stitch is pretty when finished but tedious to do. I know that I wouldn't ever do a jumper in it. I'd loose my mind! But I also found the yarn very hard on my hands. It brought me out in a horrible rash on my hands and especially between my fingers. I certainly wasn't sorry to come to the end of the beanie.
After giving a good wash in some soft wool soap, Lucy tried it on. It fits her perfectly but I think that she'll only get this winter out of it.
Best of all though is that she loves it. So that makes it all worth while.