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Sockhead Hat

Casting on with this particular yarn was kind of annoying — it’s really stretchy & shreddy. Once I got going, it was fine, though, nice colors & texture.

And this is a hella plain/boring pattern, but great for meetings. As it turns out, February had a lot of things I had to go to and just sit and listen. This pattern is perfect for that.

matching hat

Accidentally did a few rounds of just k1p1 ribbing, instead of every-other round, so I extended that to an inch or so. Otherwise, this is damn simple and great gaming/meeting knitting!

(Also, I realized about half-way through that it’s the same stitch as most of the vest that I made for C with this same yarn. So that’s a thing.)

Slouchy stripey hat

TBH, I just wanted a project that wasn’t socks that would keep my hands busy in meetings, and I’ve had this yarn for more than a year with no damn idea what to do with it, and I realized last night that I don’t actually have any newish or nice hats that are ok for C to wear too. Thus: striped hat.

Barley hat

easy-peasy little baby hat. given that I also had a doctor’s appointment, and knitted a bit after dinner, it was a one-day project. (easy enough that I could pay attention to Fantasia while knitting, including decreases!)

Mistake Braid

Not sure yet whether to make M or L size, so I’ve paused at the first place where the patterns diverge.

After looking up some stuff about foot sizes, decided to go with the original measurement that Elizabeth sent. (Aka 11”, so size L.)

12/13 – after conferring with the yarnaggedon gals, decided that I need to pull back and knit size M. (sigh)

12/16 – did the pulling back, managed to very neatly restart from the place where the sizes diverge!

12/19 – started gusset increases. I like the way this is going, it’s maybe just a smidge over intended gauge.

12/29 – once I got through the rassafrassing heels (I really didn’t like the doubled w&t with pickups. if I’d done it better, it’d look amazing. But I had a terrible time with it.) it went really fast, and they look cozy!


I think the gauges on the two yarns didn’t quite match as well as I was hoping. Could’ve gone with one bigger needle on the face/belly. Also, the eye & nose yarn should be fairly heavy, more like an aran or even bulky, but the worsted I had on hand looks cute too!

This a test

I’m goofing around with IFTTT to see if I can convert things that I write in Evernote¬†(because I do that from time to time) into posts on my blog.