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On protest

I was in 11th grade when the first Iraq war happened. There was a protest at my high school. And I didn’t protest. I don’t remember exactly why; what I remember is standing next to my crabby af American history teacher. He had protested a bunch back in the 60s, dealt with addiction and alcoholism, […]

A Pussy Hat

January 18, 2017

I added some random cables (all left-leaning) on one side, just to make it more interesting.

It’s not long enough to wear with the ribbing folded over, but that’s my pref.

(Let’s just say that I used the pattern as a general guideline.)

Peterloo

Tubular cast-on! It’s magic! (Seriously, though: it’s tricky but makes a much nicer edge for ribbing!)

I probably could have made this a few rows longer, and I sort of wish I had. It’s a little close-fitting.

Was gonna be a present, but he was there when I finished it, so…

beehive cap

I guess this is its own pattern! The goal was something that sort of perches on the back of the head that my bangs can peek out of. And the color of the puffin is very similar to the color of the ImagiKnit I made into a Honey Cowl, so I wanted something that went along.

Re, incorporated patterns:
2/2 ribbing as in quick stocking hat
Body as in honey cowl
Decreases as in Jellybeanie

The total length before starting decreases is about 6”.
Decreases in the knit rows, first decrease was k2, k2tog, all following decrease rows were k1, k2tog.
Slip/purl rows as close to keeping in pattern as possible.
Ended at I think 8 stitches on a decrease row.

If I had wanted a more slouchy hat, I would have used a size larger needle on the body and gone longer before decreases. (But I’m not much for slouchy hats, tbqh.)

honey cowl cap

I guess this is its own pattern! The goal was something that sort of perches on the back of the head that my bangs can peek out of. And the color of the puffin is very similar to the color of the ImagiKnit I made into a Honey Cowl, so I wanted something that went along.

Re, incorporated patterns:
2/2 ribbing as in quick stocking hat
Body as in honey cowl
Decreases as in Jellybeanie

The total length before starting decreases is about 6”.
Decreases in the knit rows, first decrease was k2, k2tog, all following decrease rows were k1, k2tog.
Slip/purl rows as close to keeping in pattern as possible.
Ended at I think 8 stitches on a decrease row.

If I had wanted a more slouchy hat, I would have used a size larger needle on the body and gone longer before decreases. (But I’m not much for slouchy hats, tbqh.)

42

This turned out beautiful! I ran out of the variegated blue, so added stripes of variegated purple and solid blue.

Had to go all the way to the end, though, since I realized that it’s 42 points, and I turned 42 just before starting it.

Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Finished the first sock on my birthday! And cast on the second sock on Sept 12.

Ended up using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, despite the directions being sort of crazy-pants.

Great

author: Sara Benincasa
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.60
book published: 2014