Just finished a swatch of a pattern from Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller. The yarn is cashmere/merino laceweight (so soft) from ColourMart UK, and the needle was 3mm.
The link points to a knitted bag that looks like a brain. It looks like it's a long stuffed knitted tube sewn together. This just begs to be transmogrified into a cool beanie.
Inspired by a number of you guys - I made my first hat; something I've put off and put off for years.
This will join a scarf and be sent off to my japanese nephew-in-law
http://picasaweb.google.com/YarnFreak0208 I've got several community albums on Picsa, I hope this link works... if not you can go to www.picsa.com and then look for YarnFreak0208 photo albums.
My wife and I are planning to see Harry Potter in the cheap theater this afternoon, and I said I wanted to go home to get my knitting, but she's forbidding me!!!