I have been itching to make something from the lovely wool that the energetic Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog donated to me. So I chose the lobster red Aran/Chunky? yarn and knitted 2 simple hats. This was a strange yarn which veered from thick and knobbly to thin but strong. I sometimes wonder why certain yarns are made and what the manufacturer envisaged being made from them. In larger quantities, I suppose this would make a good warm jumper. I had just enough to knit 2 hats and, in fact, one hat is half an inch shorter than the other because I ran out of yarn. But that is good. It will fit somebody and I have used every last scrap.
I have run out of grey yarn for the big blanket that is on my crochet hook. The shop where I bought it has sold out and the staff promised to order more for me. They didn't, so I went online and ordered it myself!! While I am waiting for it, I have cast on another hat. This is also using Joanne's yarn. When the yarn arrived, I sorted it into various weights. Here I am combining 2 balls of what looks like 4 ply yarn. Like all the yarn Joanne gave me, this is very good quality and will make a really warm hat. This hat is intended for an older child or young teenager, so the subdued brown colour will be perfect.
These hats are destined for Operation Orphan. They are the last piece in the jigsaw as I think I now have enough to fill a box.