To be honest, I was worried about the tight fit of my Breaking Waves hat, and thought I might have to give it to the Wee Girl. However, after a wash and blocking it over a bowl, it fits great!
Today I picked up a few yarns to whip up some cowls for the Wee Boy’s school fundraiser. I chose BIG yarn, hoping that they’ll be really quick projects.
Last night I was so excited to have reached the decreases on my Breaking Waves hat!
To fix it without unknitting each stitch, I inserted the needle into the stitches of the row I was aiming for. The I pulled the needle out, and frogged a few rows until I reached the needle . and rewound the yarn .
The kids and I spent most of the day with our friend in Petaluma, where we had a great visit and great food, walked a lot, admired some gorgeous old houses, and even managed to hit a quilting shop which was conveniently on the way to lunch. 😉
I managed to leave with only two small notions I needed, and a small “scrap bag” that I merely wanted.
Confession: when I peeked in the bag, I’d thought the top fabric was deer, so I was a bit surprised later to find that I’d chosen dairy-themed fabric! Maybe I’ll make things for my family back in Wisconsin, eh?
My friend also gave me this incredibly adorable insect-themed fabric! I’m pretty sure it’ll become cute things for kids.
Phew! That was a long day, but totally worth it.
Gah!! How cute are those dimples!!! What better motivation to finish up my current bear(s)???
Having frogged my first attempt at this hat, I procrastinated starting again. Part of the reason was refiguring my numbers, the other was my lack of a 00 needle. I mentioned the latter at knit night tonight, and a friend whipped out a 00 circular needle for me to borrow. Sooooo I casted on at home and have a little progress. My carpal tunnel doesn’t really like this, so it might be very slow going. But at least I’ve started?
It was a slow day here, craft-wise. I spent the afternoon at the park, then cooking and otherwise busy with kids and small tasks. I was able to wind my recently finished handspun, though, and it’s lovely.
The troops and I headed to Marin this afternoon for a short hike to the top of Mt. Tamalpais. But first I had a sudden urge to finally make water bottle cozies for the kids, so I could give up my job as water Sherpa. I followed an easy tutorial and ended up with this:
It fits an 18-ounce Kleen Kanteen or similar bottle. The Wee Boy gave his up early on, but the Wee girl really enjoyed having hers readily available all afternoon. She left hers in the car though, so no photo yet, except for one action photo: