In the space of 14sts this knitting has
Cables, Eyelets, Bobbles (lots of bobbles) and Short Rowing
It is also made from lovely cherry red hand-spun yarn, me-spun :-) nice and chunky.
Ok you say, Enough already.
What is it ?
Is it a strange scarf? no
Is it a collar for a coat? no
Is it the tail of a toy dragon? no
it is the brim of a hat ... and here is the crown - in place on the wire frame.
Miraculously I did manage to get both those wire-frame hats finished in time for marking AND they are both on display at Ultimo TAFE (as part of Fashion Week).
Here is a decent photo of the black one
and a close-up of the trimmings ...
Bought the paper butterflies in Paris :-) - the lace is actually 2 antique hankies one is Maltese lace, the other is Bedfordshire.