The current Leethalknits KAL hat I’m working on is going very slowly. Every other row is a very cabley/twisted stitch-y row, and takes lots of concentration on top of the pattern AND stitch key. Not great for knit night or on-the-go knitting at all. So I only have twelve rows of the body done.
Confession: I had my doubts about this hat. I didn’t know if it would fit, if I was doing it right, if I’d like it…. Maybe that’s why I powered through it. I did about 50 rows tonight- half were plain purl, so it’s not exactly amazing, but it was enough to finish! Before the three needle bind off:
After the bind off: And one mediocre modeled selfie so you get an idea of the fit.
I’ll block it, which might help the uneven edge a bit. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with this hat, considering my rough start and great trepidation with such a mysterious pattern and unusual construction!
Today I had lots of unexpected knitting time, and made it more than half way through my Provocateur hat.
Obviously, this hat features unusual construction; a provisional cast-on, short rows… There will be a three needle bind off at the end. I’m very curious to see how this ends, which is what keeps me going!
Last night I couldn’t figure out the crochet seams of my POP blanket. After a half hour, I was still at square one, literally.
I wove in the ends at home. Note to self and prospective blanket knitters: weave in the ends as you go! This was only four columns, but it was tedious. Luckily I’d learned early on to at least weave in the seaming end , but there were still many, many ends. The crochet is easier than I thought, and I’m kicking myself for having waited so long.
P.S. We saw the Force Awakens today! Loved it! Go see it, so we can talk openly about it!
The kids are I are leaving for a long trip soon, so I wanted to finish up a couple of big WIPs that are too big for travel and that I didn’t want haunting me while we’re gone, and I did it!
First, my POP blanket squares!
Secondly, last night I was able to finish plying my current spinning project.
Tomorrow’s post: travel knitting!!!
I set the stopwatch function on my phone and found that a row of this pattern (500sts) takes nearly 20 minutes. Not a quick knit, this one!