What?? Too tired to knit?

Well, last night I was. It was a super long day, started with an unintentional 80+minute workout at the gym. Kitchen Nightmares was on– two back-to-back episodes! I couldn’t step off the elliptical until I knew the restaurant would be ok. Phew.

Then I spent 3.5 hours in the emergency room with the kids. The Wee Girl fell on the playground and lacerated her knee. She was incredibly brave while getting 5 stitches and is doing fine, but it was a doozy of an afternoon!!!

And thus, I was so tired I went to bed at 9:30 last night having knit perhaps a few rows of a hat. Today was better, but I’m residually tired. I’m almost done with a cute hat, though!

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It’s a slightly downsized version of Turn a Square. This will go toward my 2015 charity knitting goal.

In other news, my dyed roving and yarn are dry and I managed to take a few pics today:

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The red really is almost as bright as it looks here. I think striping should help calm it down , don’t you?

A setback, and an FO

My Breaking the Waves hat isn’t going well. I need to rethink my needle size and cast-on number.

In the meantime, I finished the Turn a Square hat that I started yesterday. I used up every last bit of several tiny balls if yarn I had in my stash, which is always gratifying. I was not prepared for how much I like and want to keep the hat, though.

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I’m pretty sure it’s mine forever. 🙂

Hat math

Tonight I started in my Breaking the Waves hat. Using (what I thought were) the recommended needle size, US 1, I got gauge of 7 stitches per inch. My head is around 22″ in circumference, so I’d need about 154 stitches. However, the pattern calls for a multiple of 8, so I started with 152.

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After not even an inch, my hands aren’t happy, and it’s really slow going. So I’m going to see what kind of gauge I get with size 3 or so.

In other hat news, I needed a project to knit on the go today, so I grabbed some worsted weight and started a Turn A Square. This is much faster!

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I’m not giving up in the colorwork hat, though! Back to work!