So today should have been a day of furious packing for our week in Vermont. I was supposed to have gotten the house ready for the painter (who will be working during this week), run all the errands, gassed up the car, shopped for car-trip food, and packed all the essentials. What did I do instead? I knit this hat ...
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted -- all from stash!
Needles: US 8s (straight), US 7s (circular, 24")
Pattern: It's from Mission Falls, Just Kidding: the chullo cap. I quite liked knitting it, that is until I had to weave in 42 ends. And then I had to crochet those durn thingies. And then put those freaking french knots everywhere around them. Besides that, it was a blast to knit. The knitting group at the Richmond Waldorf School is knitting up a bunch to sell at our Fall Bazaar. This one is the smaller size (4-6?). I will knit it in the round the next time.
And I did finish these socks the other day:
Yarn: Fortissima Colori (I lost the ball band, so that's all the information for that!)
Needles: US 2s
Pattern: 2x2 rib, top down, with heel flap -- I extended the ribbing down the heel flap, I'm finding that's more comfortable.
I'm trying to be more like Liz with all the particulars of the knitting -- yarn, pattern, and such. I'm off to pack now ... we leave at 3am so we can battle 95 while the kids are asleep. And then on the way home, I get to see Liz, Mr. Science, Rosebud, and Pepe!!!! Huzzah!