I cast on for a hat last night, using the hand-dyed fingering weight wool gifted to me in exchange for some cat-sitting:
Notice how I am again using the most recently acquired parts of my stash?
I’m really loving the subtle combination of the gray and purple. The gray yarn has strong purplish undertones so this is definitely a mixture of related colors. There’s still a visible contrast, but it’s on the quiet side. The hat is slated to be a fairly simple beanie shape, so it should be a nice all-purpose piece, either for myself or perhaps a recipient. I need to decide if I’m doing any Christmas knitting this year, and if I am, who’s deserving….