Oct 31, 2006
I have no clue where to begin. It's Halloween! Which is good. Except there is a show I want to go to tonight, badly. The problem is that, I'm not sure we can get tickets. And well, it's Halloween and we have kids! Responsibility bites some days.
Yesterday, I was all happy. I finished Scott's hat, and most of Aunt Marcie's slipper socks. The socks though...disaster. One of the i-cords (I did two 20" long strips instead of one 36") fused to itself! Now I have to make another and re-full it. Also, the socks themselves need to go back in. They are 12 inches instead of 9.5! That was kinda upsetting. Really, I am not even posting pictures of it right now.
Let's get back to that hat, that might cheer me up. I decided to forego the earflaps and ties. Even though I had already picked up the stitches and knit the flaps, started the i-cord, they just looked funny. For the ears, I made them larger than the original pattern calls for. Because it's a man's head and all. Then I just knit stockinette stitch, slipping the first stitch and making the decreases 1 stitch in for a fairly solid border. There was no rolling!! I used cotton batting leftover from the quilted bag I made for Secret Pal 8 to stuff the ears. Finally, I crocheted a bit around the edge. Click the picture for better detail, they came out rather nicely. Now I just have to mail it out. Although, it sucks I missed being able to get it to him for Halloween.
Once I got a few things off the needles, I cast on another pair of Knucks. Matty's this time. I still hate the yarn. And I have decided that it's the yarn and not the needles. Oh well. My brother owes me a picture of his! Kyle is getting his for Christmas, so those won't be up for a bit. I'm gonna give Matty his before he leaves, and I'll get the photo! Actually, I need to pick up a camera.
So, I'm sort of excited about making Bamboozelle. Mostly because the yarn is soooo gorgeous (I love Bamboo!) and I just bought a bead to put on it. It's a gorgeous glass bead, I'll have to give you pictures later. Just not feeling up to it. Still sick too. Yuck. Alright, well I need to get to work on these Knucks. Or maybe I'll actually finish the final cuff for Marcie's socks.
Labels: knitting, life