Martian's got a brand new hat.
Pattern: Noro Hat by Saartje Knits
Yarn: 1 skein (142 yds) Brooks Farm Tierra Blend (not on their website, perhaps discontinued?), Rhinebeck 2007 (sale bin, woot!), Lambswool 70%/Alpaca 30%
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 9 (nickel), Magic Loop
Obviously the pattern is incredibly well-suited to Noro's stripey-ness but it's cute in a solid color too, especially since there's some subtle variation in the blue.
Mods: Cast on 65 stitches instead of the recommended 95, compensating for the larger gauge and smaller head.
The Jaywalkers, they be finished, too.
Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn: Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM), 2 skeins
Needle: US 2 / 2.75 mm Addis
Colorway: P319x, dye lot 188
Though I'm midway through a gift scarf and I promised the Martian a pair of socks, I'm taking a break for some me-knitting. I've been hankering for some flaming red Monkeys, and found the perfect yarn at Knitty City, some gorgeous, glowing Fleece Artist Merino Sock Yarn. It's far too dark in here to capture how luscious this stuff is, I'll have to shoot it when there's better light.