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, a while back I made a rainbow scarf for my friend, Jenn. I have finally gotten around to making her a rainbow hat, using a similar lacey eyelet pattern to what I used with her scarf.
The pattern I used is Hedgehog Fiber’s Jana’s Hat. Now, this obviously isn’t Hedgehog, but the weight of the rainbow yarn is close, the black yarn is a little heavier.
As I have been a cabling fool this year, I decided to try out the owl hat.
Made with Simply Worsted, grey with a strand of glitter running through.
This is also my first pompom.
I started Twig Cowl by Tiny Owl Knits this last Saturday. Yarn Scout has had it on display for over a year, . . and I have had the yarn to do it for just as long. As I now mostly get cabling, I decided to give it a go. Mind you, I tried to use the yarn for some crochet hood project . . . . needless to say, it got frogged.
I fucking love it! I have to stop every few rows and squish it. Above I am out for coffee with Stacy, who is knitting a bit for her husband out of the bison and bamboo she spun up.
Done! Note – I did make the hat a bit shorter than the pattern called for – I have a slouchy hat I just made, but after Toby chewing my only beanie, I am lacking. So now I have a cabled beanie, which The Rose Goblin graciously . . . modeled. 🙂