It's MLKJ weekend, so I have celebrated by knitting.
I have finished the first of my toe-up socks:
It fits my boyfriend perfectly, so I am pretty proud of myself. Now...must fight Second Sock Syndrome!
I also took a break from the sock to knit this:
This is knit from an Insubordiknit Monster Hat kit. The handspun yarn is beautiful and soft, and I really enjoyed working with it.
Being a Monster Hat kit, it came with this lovely little monster patch:
(It has an open skull)
But, once I got the hat knit, the monster didn't really seem to fit it. I will have to use him for something else.
The hat is topless because I have a big head, and I like hats to cover my ears. I knew, therefore, that I would not have enough yarn for a full coverage hat, so I designed this, which I suppose technically is more of a headband. I like this design, though, because it lets me keep my ponytail neat: