Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color Pop app

My mom, who is now totes comfy cruising the 'net, sent me a blurb on the ColorPop app. Which is just what it sounds like. Still having fun with it: 

Oh, I also started another shawl. More on that tomorrow...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Do Not Pass

My neighborhood is taking the balrog problem seriously.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This week got away from me...

I did manage 3 medals in the Ravellenic Games this year... and a whole lot of misses (mostly WIPs). 

Restarted a Looped infinity scarf. We had a store model in Lustra; I have this stuff.

Got cookies.

Got new kicks.
(PS, taking photos of one's own feet is tricky.)

Walked around historic Occoquan, VA.
There are vultures there, yo. And spy cameras?

Did I mention cookies?

Yep. Had a lobster dinner. ;)

More coherence this week, hopefully!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

198 yds Times Two

So, I finished the shop model, and it looks great:

Then, I knit a modified one out of my first knittable quantity of handspun:

I have my own ball of Alumco now. Trying to decide if I want to knit a third one this week...!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Honey Melon Hat

So, I made a hat: 

I wrote a (not super-technical) pattern so I can replicate it:

Materials: One skein Zen Serenity Chunky, size 13 needles, yarn needle, pompom making device of your choice.

CO 54 in the round, k1p2 around for 24 rows
k2tog p1 k1 p2 around 1 row (48 st)
k1 p1 k1 p2 two rows
k1 p1 k2tog around 1 row (42 st)
k1 p1 two rows
k2tog k1 p1 around 1 row (36 st)
k2 p1 one row
k1 k2tog around 1 row (30 st)
k one row
k2tog around one row (15 st)
k2tog 3x, k1, ktog 4x (8 st)
Pull yarn through all st, secure.

Roll 1.5" brim 2x, sew in place with yarn loosely - make sure hat stretches to full width!

Make pompom with remaining yarn, attach snugly to hat.

(I used the wide vertical part of a wire hanger.)

Weave in all ends, block if desired.