I've just finished my second Hawkeye and If I do say so myself, I'm really rather chuffed with how it turned out!
I really, really like this pattern as it's such an easy knit which produces a great finished object. The yarn I used for this project is Rooster Yarns Almerino Aran which is 50% Baby Alpaca and 50% Merino. It's the perfect yarn for this project as it knits up into a nice firm fabric but at the same time, feels lovely and soft and is very cosy. Although it could probably do with blocking, I'm not going to, as I don't want a repeat performance of what happened the first time I knit this pattern.
In other knitting news, I've not got anything big on the needles right now as I'm eagerley awaiting a parcel from Get Knitted. My Mother-in-Law has a big birthday coming up in March so I've decided to make her the Haven Scarf from Kim Hargreaves book, HEARTFELT the Darkhouse Collection. I've had my eye on this for quite a while so, needing the book to knit a gift for his Mum, was a good excuse to get hubby to pay for it (and the yarn..... with a couple of extra balls thrown in for myself!). Sneaky or what?!
Of course, the minute I decided to go ahead and order it, is the minute that Get Knitted phone to tell me they're out of stock so I've had to wait for about 10 days. Hopefully today will be the day the postman delivers... twitch , twitch!!