Double blogging

Today I wrote first post as Official Blog Writer for my knitting group’s blog.

I’d say I’m happy to do so, but it also means that one of our most treasured members is moving away.  So I’m basically really bummed about that.  On the other hand, we have to keep going, right?  So I’ll do my best to keep the blog lively and try to be a fun member of the group, although I don’t think anyone can fill her shoes, or hand-knit socks, as it were.

On a high note?  OH, we went to the beach today, which was the perfect opportunity for a Breaking Waves photo shoot.  While the kids were burying each other in sand, he took a few good shots for me.  The colors really show better in the natural light as opposed to 10pm sad yellowish lighting.

Better view of the hat.

Better view of the hat.

Smiley view.

Smiley view.

Gratuitous kids frolicking in the ocean on the last day of January photo.

Gratuitous kids frolicking in the ocean on the last day of January photo.  Because we can!  

This yarn will make you really, really, really ridiculously good-looking.

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.


I also finished the Breaking Waves hat! Last night I finished the knitting and weaving in of ends, so all I had to do today was sew the brim under.


I was pleased withy floats, so I couldn’t resist a photo of the inside as well! The hat is blocking now. I hope it’ll stretch out somewhat with wear, because it’s kind of tight on me !


Last night I was so excited to have reached the decreases on my Breaking Waves hat!

Well, if you look close you’ll see my mistake.

Oops! I was too excited about decreasing and ended up neglecting to finish the wave I’d been in the middle of!

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 .

And luckily it was an easy fix. Soon I was back to where I was, ready to start decreasing again . Perhaps tonight I’ll finish!