FO Monday: Limpetiole Hat

FO Monday: Limpetiole Hat

Come with me on a journey through time and space (10 bonus points if you know where that comes from)…

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Pattern: Limpetiole (a.k.a. Mystery KAL Hat B) by Woollywormhead
Yarn and needles: King Cole Moods Duet DK (70% acrylic, 30% wool). Probably 4 mm needles, magic loop.
Dates: 1st Nov 2010 – date unknown.

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Mods/notes:

  • Well, this was a while ago…
  • I’ve no idea how long it’s been an FO, but it’s at least 3 years!
  • This yarn wasn’t quite right for the pattern (too much acrylic so it didn’t block out enough), but it’s what I had in my stash.
  • From what I remember it was a good knit!
  • The colour in these photos is way off – it’s much less pink in real life (the closest is the one below).

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A girl can change her mind?

A girl can change her mind?

Woollywormhead Mystery KAL - almost there
Woollywormhead Mystery KAL – almost there

This is how much of the crown shaping I have left to do (yellow tape is the round I’m on).

Eep!
Eep!

And that is how much yarn I have left.

What to do?

Romi has just released a new pattern as part of her new “Oddments” eBook and, I must confess, I’m rather taken. I think it’s the pom-pom.

So, oh great hive mind, suggestions gratefully received.

Edit: there is a poll in this post which may not show up if you are viewing this through a feed reader.

Showing my backside

Showing my backside

Or rather, the back side of my cross stitch. Cheeky!

Saucy!
Saucy!

Not very neat, but not too bad.
I always like seeing the “wrong” side of things; inside knitted items, behind curtains, secret rooms. I often think those things are very interesting and can often tell you a lot about how things work or how they are put together.

While I was stitching this flower bookmark I noticed one portion of it looked a bit like an anatomical heart. What do you think?

I <3 cross stitch
I less-than-three cross stitch

In knitting news, here’s where I’m up to on the mystery hat;

wpid-DSC_0075.jpgThat’s a whole lotta hat. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m going to run out of yarn before I’ve finished the decreases. I may have to rip out to before the crown shaping and take some of the length out of it. Stay tuned for how this thrilling event pans out!

Thread Crack Away

Thread Crack Away

Enjoy the earworm.
I’m stitching up a storm on some C-word presents.
Here’s a Shaun the Sheep bookmark for…  someone.

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I realise it looks like he’s wearing a bra, but those are his crossed arms!

Progress on the WoollyWormhead hat
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And finally, here’s what happens when you buy floss online
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On the left, the original stuff I bought, the “magical” invisible stitches in the middle, and the new floss which I bought in person on the right.

Spoilers?

Spoilers?

I realised after I’d posted that I should have given a “spoilers” warning yesterday. Some people get rather animated when it comes to mystery knit alongs. I am not one of those people! So, consider yourselves warned!

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The pink tube is the brim for the hat. The two blue-green bits are the (re)start of Cria (hint: I didn’t read the pattern properly) and the green wotsit is the mystery sock.

Hopefully I should have quite a few finished object posts coming up. I just need to edit a metric tonne of photos. Here’s hoping I can keep fighting this cold.