It figures. I actually finish a couple of knitting projects and then forget all about blogging it.
First up is John’s Crazy Hat of Many Colors:
Pattern: Toboggan Hat, modified for the current Peace Fleece worsted weight
Yarn: Peace Fleece mini skeins
Needles: US 6/4.0 mm
Started: October 16, 2015
Finished: Noivember 21, 2015
Modifications: The pattern is written for wider two-color stripes. I went all out and did four row stripes in many colors (33!). I bought all the mini skeins that Peace Fleece sells, and didn’t repeat any of the colors. I also did ribbing instead of a rolled cuff at the beginning.
What I Learned:: Hats go quick in heavy worsted weight yarn. I also learned a new trick to do a color join right where I want the color to change at the beginning of the round. It was fidgety, but not as fidgety as weaving in all those ends would have been.
Next up is socks. Tiptoe Through the Tulips Socks
Pattern: Same old same old. Plain vanilla pattern, let the yarn do the talking. 72 stitches around. Picot tops.
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL
Needles: US 1/2.25 mm
Started: April 19, 2015
Finished: January 22, 2016
What I Learned:: Socks shouldn’t take this long. And I’m still not tired of white bread socks.
Zoe is settling in just fine. She came home for good on Monday. There is a bit of hissing and caterwauling going on, mostly by Will, but things are getting calmer.
I have discovered that it is NOT ok to leave anything knitting related laying around with her here. Yesterday she knocked my knitting gadget bag on the floor, then tried to get in my big knitting bag. And I was merrily knitting away on a shawl and looked down to find her chewing her way through the working yarn. The adventures of having a kitten!