Will I ever stop with the puns? Probably not!
I was going to wait until I’d finished the second instalment on both Woollywormhead hats, but hat A is taking me longer than I’d thought! I have to post the following warning
I got a light slap on the wrists for sharing photos of the brims in Ravelry groups so I thought if you’re of a sensitive nature and don’t want to be spoilt, consider yourself forewarned!
Sorry. That’s not very punny is it? I’m just having too much pun with it.
Woollywormhead Mystery KAL first.
Hat A (the more tricky of the two with cables in the brim) worked in Some Assembly Required Not So Light sock-weight in Desert Rose. Still have another 2″ to go, but you get the idea.
Hat B (the more “simple” of the choices) in King Cole Moods DK
Despite myself, I’ve grown quite fond of twisted rib.
I started (and finished!) a little one-ball cowl for myself in some yarn I’d originally intended for mittens. Pattern is the Quick Cabled Cowl and the yarn is Wendy Serenity Super Chunky.
More photos and project details here
It felt like knitting with broomsticks after faffing around with 3 mm and 4 mm needles but I did OK!
I’ve also made more progress on Watershed and managed to get a photo in what passes for daylight in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of year. In other words, I turned my daylight lamp on because it was raining. Again.
I’ve been having better days but it’s been an hour-by-hour thing. Just got to take it slowly!
There will be a “proper” name but that’s revealed at the end of November, and I can’t wait to show this off! I’ll update the links once the Mystery KAL pattern is taken down and the full pattern is put up.
Pattern: Mystery Hat KAL Pattern A (aka Everglade) by Woolly Wormhead [My Ravelry Project Page]
Yarn: King Cole Moods DK (Red Tonal colour shade 831). Wool/acrylic. Used approx. 160 yds/145 m (around 50 g)
Sizes (To fit/Actual): 22″ head, size M knit
Needles and knitting style: 4 mm aluminium circular for Magic Loop technique. Combination knitting style throughout.
Dates: 2nd – 17th November 2009
- No modifications to the pattern!
- My first attempt at a tubular cast on and it went really well. This was wholly down to Ysolda’s video tutorial here.
Tubular cast on edge
- The yarn isn’t the most luxurious in the world but there was nothing else suitable in my stash (would you credit it?) and this was all I could get from my local shop.
- There’s less “slouch” than I’d thought there would be but I suspect it’s the result of one or all of the following; my gauge, the yarn, the blocking technique.
- The knit along was fun and with 8 days between each instalment, it was easy for me to keep up despite having other things to do.
Title courtesy of my spam folder on googlemail!
Hello, long time no see! What have I been up to since my last post? Well, some combination of illness (mine or someone else’s), unexpected family stuff, and knitting.
I seem to have been knitting on my Ample Knitters Knit-a-long design since January. Erm, that would be because I have!
No details yet, but I’ve finished two fronts, a back and one sleeve. Just the other sleeve and the back neck band to go (and a little seaming) and then I can put the finishing touches to the pattern. I’ll be a month late on the promised date, but given the health and family problems I’ve had during the year so far, it’s not too bad!
I’ve knit a little more on my Baudelaire sock, but I’m thinking that the yarn wants to be a simple, plain, toe-up sock. As luck would have it, guess what arrived last week?
Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy of wendyknits fame!
I’ve kept up with Project 365 (me holding the book is one of them) and am, at time of publishing, on day 133 but I wanted to share the day before’s shot;
And that’s not even half of my hat collection!
Take care of yourselves and don’t do anything to swine that you might regret in the morning!
Watch as this female specimen of Homo sapiens emerges, blinking, into the post-Christmas and New Year light. Shell-shocked from actually having people to entertain during this time, she managed without resorting to excess amounts of chocolate. I don’t have photos of the two young Swedes who visited (they were male and all together too young, so mind out of the gutter) but I do have photos of the cake
Hmm… one of those dots of marzipan looks like PacMan!
the hat I started (and finished) for my brother
Flappy hat (only available via Ravelry – my project page)
the sock I cast on just after midnight on New Year’s Day
my first (and so far, only) cousin on our first meeting
She’s the one on the left – isn’t she cute?! Kind of looks like a Vulcan to me (that’s a good thing, by the way), but I’m a geek !
and an update on the socks from the 1st of January
Vortical socks from Knotions Winter 2008 issue in Sock it Too Me Puzzle
So, to conclude – I’ve been busy! I know! It’s not going to stop any time soon, either. My birthday’s on Thursday (which I’m hoping will be quiet) and then I’m off to Wales on Tuesday to act as secretary for my Grandma (definitely not a holiday!). I’ll be looking forward to any chance to stop and breath, but I’m not sure if that will happen soon enough!