Well given the appearance of the before picture, I had my reservations about how this was going to turn out. I should have more faith in an established pattern but as I tweaked this one slightly I wasn't really sure of what I was going to get. I'm not really sure of the "look" of the before picture, a blindfolded Smurf? ... a morel mushroom? ... or the EVIL Emperor Palpatine.
Ta DA!! Here's the finished and very soggy end result. I came pretty close to overfelting it but I think I intervened just in time. I had to go a little more than the pattern probably called for because of my lil' peanut head. I was trying to do sort of a chin tuck so I didn't look like a post office mug shot, also it was starting to drip down my back at this point. Mr. Larj said that I either looked like John Lennon or a Communist. Yeah...he is the master of subtlety. It's hard to tell on account of the color but the cap does have a brim and a little black "nub" on top. The Nature Wool felted a little furry so I am probably going to have to give it a shave.
What next? Can you guys tell that I am procrastinating on starting Mr. Greenjeans? I also found another cardi pattern on the Lion Brand web site that I might try to do in a cheapy yarn just to get over my seam-a-phobia. It's actually a cute pattern which surprised me, LB is kind of known for it's patterns o' FUG. I also started a basic cable eyelet sock. I needed something to take with me when Mom Larj had her cataract surgery today. She sailed through it with flying colors and said that the experience was "pleasant". Her nurse was a knitter too. Scarves only so far. When I showed her my caterpillar socks she got the look on her face, oh yes, it won't be long before she comes over to the dark side!
Tomorrow is another day off, I am taking Mom Larj for her follow up visit with her eye doctor. Then I really have to buckle down and clean up the house. It's been nice having the time off of work (6 days). I accomplished most of what I set out to do...except starting that cardi.
Everyone have a great rest of your week!