My two-color knitting ring from the 3D printer turned out quite useful! And, oddly, I like the weight of the little octopus, it helps the ring not slide around on my finger.
The cowl moves slowly, since it’s really two cowls.
A little sock knitting for my most picky Miss and a curly tail. Sunday knitting round and round with little stress.
Our heater is on the fritz. And while we’re not exactly polar vortex weather, it’s darn chilly to be hanging in our house. So we’ve had lots of blankets, lots of fireplace fires, and lots of baking to help warm our house! These are a modified Test Kitchen recipe. I threw in a banana that was going brown and used mixed berries (zapped in the food processor) instead of blueberries. Yum!
I was planning on joining the A Historian Knits Make-a-long with a Beyonce-inspired hat. Turns out, that’s not what I knit. My yarn wanted to be more Harry Potter-esque. I have had the “Animal Cracker Hat” from the third movie tucked at the back of my mind and queue. And with a bunch of yarn leftover from the Holiday Hats, I went for it.
I started listening to another crazy pug lady on YouTube. The Chevyrell Podcast is so fun and her editing adds some fantastic zhwa! to the show.
Add to that, I won her giveaway! Yay. And of course I featured a pug in my prize winning photo. I can’t wait to cast on those Vanilla Reversed socks and learn a new heel.
And my drawing entry photo was of another pug. You had to enter an “heirloom” photo. And while I don’t keep a lot of things, I have kept this crochet hook case that belonged to my mother. I like truly sentimental small things, not just everything someone ever touched (which in my mother’s case would have been A LOT!). And then, of course, Georgie Girl made an appearance.
It has begun! The annual “making of the holiday hats.” We’re up to 8 at the moment. 2, 4, 5, 5, 7, 7, 10, 12.
I have the feeling that certain youngsters are going to be out-growing the tradition, so maybe next year’s will see a decrease in production.
I’m starting this year by making the 8 hats, then I’ll do the embellishments – 16 eyes, 16 iris, 16 tassels, 8 beaks.
After all that discussion about the heel and my unhappiness paying for it, I still had to do some duplicate stitching to make the heel work neatly. And I tried twice!