I finished this a few weeks' ago, but hadn't got around to blogging about it yet. It's called Summer Wind Cowl (Ravelry link).
I used one ball of Zitron Trekking XXL sock wool. There is a short and a long version on the pattern, and I went for the long one. The pattern says 420 yards for the long, and I had 459 yards, but I didn't have enough yarn. I had to leave out the last repeat of the border pattern.
You can see in the above photo that there are four rows of yarn-overs on the left edge, but only two rows on the right edge. But I'm very pleased with it, and thought it would be nice with my denim jacket now that it's getting a bit cooler.
Even though it's turning chillier, I am still absolutely refusing to put my sandals away yet! I won't put my boots on until 1st October! My friend in work thought I'd gone mad on Wednesday when I turned up in a skirt, bare legs and sandals, and laughed her head off on Friday at lunchtime when I walked in a big puddle. We'd gone out at lunchtime, and it was absolutely lashing. I had to take my sandals off and dry my feet! Serves me right.
And in honour of my 52nd and final Smoothie Hat, I decided to make another frog.
Isn't he brill?! I shall parcel my hats up, and post them off this week.
And then I shall make a start on next year's hats! I think I'll have another go at one a week, is anybody with me?!
PS, as you can see, I've been monkeying about with the background on my blog. I can't decide if this purple is just a bit too dazzling on the old eyes! Please let me know what you think!