Alrighty. You should be able to see what’s going on here now a bit better.
It’s about 4.5 inches tall now and I’m really liking it. The colors absolutely work together (not sure I could wear that particular color of greeny-yellow without looking like I’d eaten bad clams, but the sprocket in question totally can). I’m doing this neat scrunchy stitch that sort of rucks the fabric up into little riffles. Let’s see if I can show that to you, it’s hard to see straight on, but if we swing around and look from the side maybe?
And no, it’s not colorwork. It’s glorified stripes. One color at a time is all I can handle. I’m going to play with the stripe thing and use these same yarns for the next hat too. The goal is ‘look like they go together but don’t leave me knitting the same thing twice.’ Should be fun.
I’ve learned something. Five year olds have heads that are more or less the same size as adult humans. At least some five year olds do. My secret plan is to go for super stretchy and thus forgiving as to size (and also hopefully thus somewhat long lasting).
This is Malabrigo Worsted in Emerald and Frank Ochre. The colors were somewhat dictated by what was in the stash at the moment. It was late, I needed a cast on fix right then, (there would be none of this leaving the house and procuring yarn or ordering and waiting for the mail nonsense) so I had to use what I had. I would never have put the colors together under normal circumstances, but I’m thinking I actually sort of love it. Maybe sort of a lot. It could be further proof that Malabrigo can do no wrong when it comes to color. The sprocket in question for this hat has giant blue eyes, and this should suit just fine.
And yes, I know the design doesn’t show up much yet, but my swatch assures me it will be nifty once I have a few more rows in. The swatch has also helped me figure out that this will be super stretchy and super duper lofty and warm. More updates (and likely a display opportunity for one of the Quentins) in a day or two.
Lookie what I got in the mail:
That’s my lovely spiffy notice from the Copyright Office saying that Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet is all registered and official. I find it amuses me to no end (though admittedly, I am easily amused). I’m still tickled that I seem to have managed to create a real book (however that’s defined) while hiding in my office wearing mostly pajamas and supervised by no one save the kittens. I’ve even tricked the copyright folks into believing it!
As predicted, 45 minutes of knitting brought about the end of the second sock. That’s two whole socks…all the way down to the toes. I wouldn’t make such a big deal of this, but these are the, um, second pair of socks I’ve managed to finish this year. Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t had socks on the mind (I’ve spent lots of quality time thinking about all the socks for KCC2), just that I haven’t had many socks on the needles. I rather miss them. Especially when they come out like these!
But, it seems my very next project is going to be some sort of hat. Some sort of hat for some small people. We’ve got friends who make excellent small people, and they recently made a new one, and I’m going to shamelessly use them as an excuse to make some really eclectic hats. And by eclectic I mean the hats I’d wear if I could ever fully get over that caring what other people thing thing. Should be fun.
- August 27, 2012
So that thing? Where you use sticks to pull loops of yarn through other loops of yarn? And get a shaped and decorated fabric as a result? Yeah. Turns out I like that.
I actually found an hour to sit still and do it this weekend. Amazing I know. Turns out it makes me happy, and that sitting down and actually doing the knitting is key to making progress on the project.
I’ve got part of a toe left until the second sock is finished. That means I need about 45 minutes and it will be done. Chances are, I may even finish it tonight. Imagine that!