I've decided to knit the coat from the previous post, but first I'm going to knit this braided hood from Lionbrand's free patterns. I purchased the materials today and will be casting on tomorrow.
It should be quick, unless the cats have a say in it! The braids can be tied underneath your chin for extra warmth. I think it's the cutest thing. I'll be using this yarn:
It's not the super chunky yarn they recommend, so I might be using two strands to make up for that. I'll see how it goes.
Before I can start knitting, however, a new temptation has reared its ugly head. I was at a nearby shopping center earlier this evening, and I saw a new shop that is opening tomorrow. A new yarn shop. I'll be paying them a visit in a couple of hours. I hope they have only ugly yarns and ridiculously high prices...the shop is located only one suburb away from me - if they have anything pretty, I'm going to be broke in no time.