Where have you been? I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for you to come back and read my blog. Oh, wait. That means I’d have to write a post, right? Well, there’s that. Life has been life as it has been lately so instead of excuses, I’ll just give a blog post when I can. Don’t forget this about me:
So, Thanksgiving happened. I’m thankful for all the readers of my blog, especially if you kept coming back to a November 14 post hoping for a new one. Thanks for hanging in. Lots of turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and probably a vegetable somewhere in there.
Lots of knitting classes happened. I remembered to take a picture of one:
Picking up button band stitches on the Tea Leaves Cardigan. They are all coming along nicely. And now I already have almost two full classes for this sweater in January/February!
Then it got cold one day and hippity-hoppers needed hats and mittens:
And then I started the Baa-ble Hat, which is just about the cutest hat ever. I had the pattern (Just the pattern. Just a picture. Not even started.) at the yarn shop one day and I had seven people on a preliminary waitlist to take the class. Which I hadn’t even scheduled. And for which I hadn’t even knitted the sample!
So, I figured I should probably start it and here’s what happened:
See how cute the sheep are? See how they are different sizes? See how my sets of 5 white stitches on the needle are all the same size? For some who-knows-what reason (although I know: it was the tried-to-knit-during-post-Thanksgiving-meal-shenanigans thing) I simply followed the little pattern for the first sheep (near the red arrow). And the funny thing is, I knew the sheep were different sizes. It was what I loved most about the hat, that they looked like a haphazard herd. Oy.
But, ripped out a few rows, got back on track and I’m now on the top decreases:
I was worried that my burgundy brim would hide the sheep legs too much, and I was right, but I love the colors anyway. Next picture will be pom-pom’ed and blocked! A pretty quick knit for me. Which is good because I now have two full classes already scheduled for this one in January/February too!
Now, on to more holiday preparations since it is already December 9 and who knows how that happened. The good thing is that some of it is knitting so I can kill two birds with one stone with this: