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. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/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.
Yesterday I found myself with some free time and an urge to start a new sewing project. However, when I peeked at my project basket, I found a few UFOs and was reminded of a project with a deadline coming up this weekend. After a few scattered sessions in my studio (aka my kitchen table), I’ve finished four of the pieces.
Two soccer gear bags:
these ate quite big- they’ll easily hold a uniform plus shoes.
And two oddly-shaped project bags, eeked out of leftover fabric too big to be scraps and too awesome to not eke out a few little somethings for myself:
I’m ridiculously pleased to have a few colorful project bags to brighten up my knitting. These are pretty small- they’ll fit a sock or hat project, but not much else.
Today I was also able to get some better, naturally-lit shots of my Provocateur hat. A few shots here, to show you the funky construction.
Pretty trippy, right? That’s all for today! Good night!
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:
one still wonders, what is this!!??
After the bind off:
And one mediocre modeled selfie so you get an idea of the fit.
it fits! it fits WELL!
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!
A knitting friend convinced me to join a leethalknits hat series KAL. I’d never done anything quite like it, and it sounded fun. The first hat was a mystery, which sounded fun since I’d never done a mystery KAL before. But I got caught up in the crochet hats (deadline crafting comes first!), so I started late. After one frustrating false start, I changed yarn from a dark gray to one that’s easy to see, and which I hope will be less frustrating.
So far so good! I’ve managed to keep the right stitch count and I can see the pattern emerging.
I could have used a completely solid color to showcase the cables better, but I think this will be pretty, and it’s using up yarn from our stash exchange, always a bonus. Wish me luck!