Secret knitting update 

Tonight I finished knitting my secret project! There is a tiny bit of finishing work, but I feel good having the knitting done, and ahead of schedule.  With these secret projects that involve deadlines, I tend to get them done really early so there’s no last-minute panic! I wish I could do the same in other areas of my life. ­čĄö

Coming along nicely 

Maybe I like costumes a little too much? Two days into Halloween prep and the Wee Boy’s Fourth Doctor outfit is progressing nicely! The coat and vest have been altered/sewn, and the scarf is already over a foot long.

  I need to put buttons on the vest and coat for sure- yesterday the jacket was out for a test run and was flapping annoyingly in the wind. There are distinct advantages to getting an early start, eh?? No last-minute irritating surprises like flapping clothing!  The hat also needs a wind-proof strap, as it flew off the Boy’s head more than once! 

I highly recommend this scarf pattern for a child’s Doctor scarf- it’s quick and easy, and the stripes are fun! And goodness, I haven’t made a garter stitch scarf since I started knitting over 10 years ago! ­čśő

Little by little

My secret knitting project is coming along nicely, but the slippery yarn plus size four needles have been bothering my hands, so I can only do a little each day. 

I’ve resurrected my mystery KAL hat, and have decided to whom I’ll gift it- I’ll tell you later, but I think it’s a super cool choice. 

I’m about to start the crown, thank goodness! With a recipient in mind, I hope to finish it up soon! Only 21 rows to go.


Tonight at knit night I started and finished a tiny Gryffindor scarf bookmark- a birthday gift for a fellow Harry Potter fan.  I did the fringe when I got home.

The pattern is from Charmed Knits, Projects for Fans of Harry Potter. I used DK weight yarn, so it’s a bit thicker than I’d like, but I didn’t want to but yarn for such a small project so I made do with stash yarn (mystery red cotton, yellow Silky Wool).  I think the recipient will be pleased!