Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I have nothing new to show, even though my daughter is napping for three hours every day, giving me plenty of time to knit (or do other things...), and it's not for lack of trying - I've looked through books, looked through my yarn, started a swatch only to determine that my gauge is off, but I'm not concerned enough even to continue.  I've cut out magazine photos for inspiration, but don't have the funds to buy some luscious alpaca yarn for a slouchy fisherman's sweater like the one I saw in the Peru Collection (besides, it's not washable and I have a smeary, cuddly baby, etc).  Ho hum.  Right now I'm intrigued by the idea of making a teddy bear for my daughter, since she loves pointing out teddy bears in books, but the rows and rows of boring stockinette stitch may drive me away from pursuing that project.  So I've caught up on some reading, instead.  The end.

Friday, October 5, 2012

In the green

After finishing the pumpkin hat, I put it on and took it for a trial run.  Part-way through walking around, fingers firmly held by toddling baby, the hat fell down over my eyes.  Stopped, pushed it back, and the same thing happened again.  So I've decided to give it to a friend who can wear it without 1) looking pumpkin-esque and 2) forehead slope issues.

That aside, I loved the pattern, so I hunted for some slightly finer-gauged yarn.  Enter Rowan Felted Tweed in dark green.

It is knitting up beautifully.  I really like how the pattern stitches appear.  Most importantly, it fits my head without being either too snug or falling off.  I really must thank the ladies of Wild and Wooly in Lexington for their expertise.  This hat is turning out perfectly.