I have had the sick.
Just some sort of seasonal flu/cold bug, but it really knocked me on my knickers for a few days.
So, I knit.
While I was stocking up on some small skeins of dishcloth cotton at Wal Mart a little while back, I found Bernat Mosaic. I had not seen it before, but it resembled Noro Kureyon and was $2. I had to have it.
I decided to use the Lucky 7 pattern to knit a quick n’ cute hat to test out the yarn. The yarn knits very nicely. Breaks easily if I pull too hard, but so does Noro (and most other single plys). For an acrylic, it knits and feels very much like a wool. It’s amazing what they can do with acrylics nowadays.
The hat knit up in two evenings. Easy, fun knit. Here it is, modeled by a very sick me. Mind the face.
As you can see, the colours don’t knit up quite as gradient-like as Noro, but they still give nice subtle striping. I wasn’t a big fan of the orange in this colourway, but knit up in the hat I rather like it.
The hat is very nice, but contrary to appearances it does NOT fit me. It’s extremely snug on my head and gave me a headache just wearing it for photos. It is very soft and very warm, knit with love, has been washed, and is up for giveaway! I will be making a post regarding this very soon.
I’m not complaining, for a $2 hat that gave me something simple to knit on during a high fever. I would happily use this yarn again, especially for baby projects or other things that should be machine-washed. I recommend it as an acrylic, inespensive Kureyon variant.
Also, there is another illness being passed through this house.
If n0ot contained soon, this could become a pandemic of blanket-proportions.