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Archives for the ‘General’ category

The Photographer Hat

February 25, 2019

Ended up doing the stockinette section to about 8.5” total length in order to not run out of yarn. Not 100% whether it works with the drape, etc; will see when it’s blocked. Very warm/comfy tho.

Basically Perfect Baby Socks

I followed the directions for the correct size by age and they were terribly too small. Also, there’s something off about the heel, which I think is similar to the Fish Lips heel, and it just didn’t quite work.

Eowyn Mittens

Made these two at a time. There was a bit of a disaster during the gusset where I missed a few of the yo’s on only one mitt, but amazingly I was able to pull back, redo that one, and finish them 2 at a time. Did fewer repeats both in the cuff and after the gusset, because I know my preferences in that sort of thing. (They’re very cozy.)

Honey Cowl 4: violet blue

January 3, 2019

I’m always surprised how fast these go! Also, note to future self: do this on the interchangables, that’s the length that fits best.

Also, this yarn looks amaaaaazing in person but photographs exceptionally poorly. Something about that purply-blue, it’s hard to get the right light for the camera.

Tied Knots

December 28, 2018

I think it’ll open up more if I block, but very cozy even unblocked.

January 2, 2019

Yup, much better lightly blocked.

Spa Day Facecloth

December 28, 2018

Did 15 repeats and it looked about square (and I needed a washcloth) so I finished there. However, in use it tends to stretch sideways more than lengthwise, so I think even 17 repeats (as per pattern) is too short, if I make another I’ll do at least that many.

Used just shy of one skein.