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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.

Ombré Hat (pink/purple)

I maaaaay have janked up the pattern a smidge around row 5 or so of the pattern, but it shouldn’t be enough to be noticeable.

December 7, 2018

switched to 1-row stripes for the last few decrease rows to make sure I didn’t run out of the purple

December 15, 2018

My first pompom!

WDA Duck #1

Time listed is extremely misleading — I think I did the actual pieces in an hour or two, but it took me a couple of weeks to get around to seaming, and a couple more to get around to sewing the head to the body.

FWIW, since I was doing it a single color (to mimic a carved wooden duck), I just threw out the two beak pieces. Honestly I think they’re way too fiddly, both to knit and to attach.

I think I put the head on backwards, but that looks more like a duck to me. I also shortened the head a bit, since it looked too long in all of the photos. (Probably should have written down how much at the time, alas.)

Unlikely to make more, which is actually kind of a bummer, I would’ve liked to have given them to the whole gang.