wool dryer balls (to be used in place of fabric softener; see this blog for details), shown atop my Seersucker afghan-in-progress
For the second layer, I'm using Lion Brand Alpine Wool, a chunky roving that's supposed to felt well:
Minutes after I sat down to wind the Alpine Wool around the three balls, I was interrupted:
A surprise lap takeover, deftly executed by Snickers! Much purring and petting ensued, and eventually I was allowed to resume my work.
I seem to be drawn toward this tealish-blue color lately. The dryer balls are almost the same color as a hat I cast on last week:
Pattern: Dolan Beret by Leah B. Thibault
Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey in Bird's Egg
Needle: US7 16-inch circular
Worked at four stitches to the inch, this hat goes very quickly—it should be done and on my head soon.