Pretty good 

Although I haven’t been writing much about it (because it’s boring), I’ve been chugging away at a pair of Mr. Pitt’s Socks for my husband. Thanks to my plugging away, I can start the toe decreases in two inches or so. Yay! 

On one hand, I’m happy that he asked for these, and personally chose the yarn. On the other hand, these have been a long, boring knit, and I want to knit other things, including socks, but I’m a stickler for not having too many wips and NO UFOs, so I power through as best I can. But I might put into effect a rule against knitting DH socks in such thin yarn.

In other news, I have been spinning. This

Is becoming this.

 I’m trying to spin more loosely than usual, to hopefully get softer yarn in the end. We’ll see! 


Apparently I’m all about the instant gratification knits this week! I forgot to show you my Yoda bear:

And here’s the wee hat I made for the big brother of the recipient of the last wee hat I wrote about. 

Magic Coffee Baby Hat, of course! Unless I want to make something super fancy, this is my go-to hat for wee ones! 

And, to shake things up, I started a small spinning project last night:
These are part of a “Three Feet of Sheep”  set of roving I bought in Wisconsin last summer- I score so-so at using up the old before the new. 😜.  

Wee hat

A dear friend in Turkey is having a baby girl soon, so today I whipped up a Magic Coffee Baby Hat for the wee girl.

Not really typical baby color, I know, but my own Wee Girl convinced me that it was fine.

I also made ghosts today, but they’re for us.

PS my nails are always stained with paint, etc. DIY life!!!!!

More catch-up

Have you missed me?  I’ve been having trouble with WordPress on my phone, and just didn’t manage to write posts on the computer (evidence that I am way too dependent upon my pocket computer!!!).  Here’s a short catch-up post!

First, the Wee Boy and most of his Halloween costume!  The Fourth Doctor’s scarf is really long, but I think it will be ok.  I’m trying to get him to wear it around the house to test it out in case I need to shorten it for safety.  It’s perfect if I wrap it around him twice, and a friend suggested pinning it in place, which I think is genius.


Second is my most recent leethalknits hat KAL, Mokia.  It’s a pretty funky hat, but I found that my stockinette version, with the points tied together inside, isn’t too crazy for regular life.  I really can’t pull off pointy ears on a typical day.

I have been making really excellent progress with my Dalek Halloween costume.  I’ll show it to you soon– I think it warrants its own post because it might end up being something of a tutorial.

Secret knitting reveal!

Phew, it’s hard keeping knitting secrets, but finally I can share the secret project I’ve been working on.  It was for my knitting group’s birthday swap, but my swappee was ill last week and missed knit night.  Tonight I was able to present her with….


A jellyfish hat!!  This was a fun knit.  The jellyfish is lightly stuffed, so it puffs out a little.  The farthest right tentacle dangles a little.  I love it!  I think my recipient does, too.




I finished my latest leethalknits KAL hat!

I started the next hat KAL on Tuesday, but haven’t made much progress due to my wrist needing rest, and the pattern puts some pressure on it.  So it can progress slowly but surely.

And the fourth doctor’s scarf is coming along nicely.

It should be done in a few days, with plenty of time to spare!