This weekend we spent at my husband’s family’s cabins – Deer Creek Cabins – continuing spring maintenance and post winter cleaning. On one of my jaunts around, I noticed the daffodils came back again. The glacier lilies have sprouts up every where as well. I predict that they will mostly bloom around Mother’s Day.
In further news, I finished the hat I was working on for my Dad – the #LOUDER – as he is a big Sea Hawks fan. I know little about sportsball all the things, but I think he will like this.I messed up a little bit on the on the Beastquake bit, but if you weren’t comparing it to the graph, I don’t think you’d notice.
It is just exhausting chasing those squirrels, so October helped me get started
with the #LOUDER hat I am working on.
It was only sunny for a bit, so I took full advantage of it and sat in the shade
with my knitting and audio book.
Further proof of sunlight.
A friend and I want to learn how to do stranded color work while knitting, so she urged me to actually make a hat that has been in my Ravelry Library for a while – The Fuck It Hat, by Not A Lazy Suzen.
I used Schoppel-Wolle for both the grey and variegated yarn. As this is my first stranded knitting project, there are some things I had problems with, and some things I am not sure how to fix. However, I did know enough to realize that the first incarnation of this hat I had to frog, as it was all puckered – that will not block out and means I had one or both of the yarns too tight.
So, in October I took a break from yarn for a weekend and made this flour sack towel –
I enjoyed the break, and want to make more (because presents). It was originally supposed to be a framed bit, but I liked the idea of making it into a flour sack towel even more. You can find the pattern and download it for free here. The download even includes DMC thread numbers, which I used as well. Honestly, the only different thing I did on purpose was the pumpkin top. In their version it is brown, but I though there was too little green.
Started a new thing this weekend – The Alpaca your Wrap by Tamara Kelly. Please note, I am using a smaller weight of yarn recommended, ergo using a small hook as well. A 4mm Brittany hook.
Or this is what happens when I go up to the cabins for a week and be a putz about actually posting anything.
So, in my week up at the cabins, I made many dishcloths and scrubby things. Evidenced below.
All things made are variations of the ones above – yes, I had a lot of time on my hands, and yes, it was WONDERFUL. Also, I made a watermelon dishcloth from this pattern, because I’m contrary like that.