My creative feat this week was a very positive surprise- a wearable winter hat. The difference between the finished product and the hat in my pattern book is hilariously dramatic. You see there were quite a few beginner-knitter glitches along the way including: dropped stitches, losing track of whether I was supposed to purl or knit, picking up halfway through a row and knitting when I should have purled... etc. I was also using needles a size bigger than required which made for more of a slouch. But when it was complete I tried it on and thought, "I can actually wear this- whoopeee!" I added the chocolate brown felt heart for interest and contrast. It's soft and cosy and the perfect winter treat for myself. I have now ticked 2 dishcloths, 1 baby hat, 1 pair of booties and 1 slouchy hat off of my knitters repertoire. Next big feat- socks and a vest for the little one. Or is that a bit ambitious?