Good day everyone!
And my, it’s been a few since my last post. Fear not, I haven’t been sitting idle. As the picture below shows, I’ve been sitting in my pajamas, slowly morphing into the crazy cat lady in attire if not in spirit (I will always be a dog person at heart).
That is the beginning of the wurm hat from Ravelry, found here. I chose this pattern as my next project because it looked nice, seemed easy enough, and, best of all, was free! I had to use circular needles, another first for me, but that turned out to be easy enough. One of these days, I’ll give double pointed needles a shot. My circular needles were a touch too long, so I also had to use magic loop method as mentioned in the pattern. Worked like a charm.
Now through the power of the Internet, we’ll fast forward in time and unveil the finished project.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I used some cheapy acrylic yarn that I had lying around as I still don’t want to waste anything expensive on something I will probably screw up many times. Which I did. I was supposed to use sport weight yarn, but used worsted weight instead and sorta winged the adjustments. I know I’m probably learning bad habits, but it’s worked out for me so far! Let’s see how that future sweater turns out, eh?
Just because, this is how the hat looks on Riku.
If anyone has been wondering where I disappeared to, though I don’t think anyone has, my last few weeks have mostly been spent preparing to move, moving, cleaning, and unpacking. Moving is just one of those things that gets my temper flaring with all the myriad things that can and do go wrong. I had a few weeks off in order to do it and it’s a testament to the awfulness of moving when I’m glad to leave it behind and go back to work. And of course there’s nothing like being back at work to make me want to blog!
I’ve got a lot of things on the go now, but hopefully I’ll be able to fit in more knitting once the house has settled down into some semblance of order. Until next time, I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. That sweater I plan to knit next should be completed by fall, I hope..but I’ll promise by next summer just to be on the safe side.