Yes, I started yet another project. J has been bugging me to knit him a hat. I have not done so because I cannot find a pattern that I think he would be enchanted with, and that would fit his rather large head topped with too much hair.
Yesterday I can across this. I was completely fascinated by the asymmetry and it looks rather loose. J keeps telling me he wants a “cool hat” which I think really means he wants something very different from something I could pick up in a store. I think this counts. I decided he needs it for valentines day. So last night I cast on, using the leftover yarn from B’s sweater. I figured J paid for it anyhow, he might as well get something knit from the leftovers. I have just about the right amount. (Yes, I did also get him a regular gift, not just something knit quickly from leftover yarn that he paid for, ’cause that would be just plain tacky.) Oh, and he likes asymmetry as much as I do so this hat is a win in that department too!
I haven’t taken pictures yet, maybe when I am done with the cabled band. But this has been a great learning project! The cabled band is knit onto the ribbing similarly to the way one would knit on a lace border. Well, that is one thing I haven’t tried yet but will need to learn quickly since both Print o’the Wave and the baby blanket have such a border. What better way to learn than a scrap hat rather than with my nice lace?
Think I can’t finish before valentines day? Oh, I think I can. Well, we won’t see each other before Friday evening so I have until then. And I am halfway done with the cabled band now. I think I have a good chance of finishing it up.
Also, stay tuned for pictures of the 4th clue of SotSii, I finished it Sunday night but just haven’t bothered to block it out and take pictures. Also, I find myself feeling uninspired by never ending flowery motifs and I see no end in sight. (OK, well I really can’t SEE the end, or even the next clue, but I reserve the right to be uninspired for now.)
Let’s talk briefly about other projects which I have going on, just as an update. I think I will knit one more full skein on the baby blanket then start the border. It is actually coming along quite quickly right now. Since I am actually knitting on it, see how that works? Print o’the Wave needs 5 more repeats before I start the border, so it is also coming right along. And that is it, nothing else significant has made much progress.
Oh, and might I mention that I started another project? Branching out is a project I have always wanted to try. Remember this post? See the handspun yarn of unknown origin? The purple stuff? Well I have decided to knit it into a branching out scarf. I originally started as the pattern is written, but decided it was too thin with the very fine laceweight, so I frogged and started again, doing 2 repeats separated by a 3 stitch garter row down the middle which imitates the 3 stitch garter borders. Not much at all has been knit on that project, as it was just something to entertain me for a time over the weekend. Sort of like swatching I guess. I plan to just knit until I run out of yarn. And keep it for myself, I really like the color. I’ll have pics of that when I take pics of the other stuff.
A special shout out to my Dad who gave me a memory card reader while I was out there for the wedding. My cord was not transferring pictures appropriately. It was really borked. The little card reader ROCKS MY WORLD!!!!! I am no longer fighting to get my pics transferred causing me to tear out my hair. It is now a breeze!