Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hats and More Hats

Hats.  I've been making lots of hats lately.  To be specific, I've made six in the past 2 1/2 weeks and they're all newborn hats.  Oh, and I have another on the needles now.  

All these hat making is the result of realizing that I have five babies to knit for and they're all due between the end of this month through the end of December.  Since three of the babies are due in September and October, I'm making Susan B. Anderson's Little Pumpkin Hat for them.  I'm also making a couple of just simple little hats for them using the House Hat Worksheet from my LYS.  Oh, and they're ALL boys!  Not a girl in the bunch!

The hats in the photo above are for Rebecca's baby and will be gifted at her baby shower tomorrow afternoon.  I hope she likes them.

Back to hat knitting.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Perfect Day for Knitting

Thanks to what's left of Lee, Hurricane Lee, that is, today has been the perfect day for knitting.  We've had heavy rains and the wind is blowing it sideways.  And there's flash flooding too.  All which makes it the perfect day for staying inside and knitting.  Thankfully, I didn't have to go or be anywhere today so I've spent the greater part of the day in my jammies watching Dr. Quinn, and knitting.  And all the while drinking copious amounts of coffee.  And I've enjoyed every minute.

I've gotten a lot done on my Catherine's Shawl (sorry for the bad picture) and am almost done with the increases on the body. 

Back to my knitting, Dr. Quinn, and coffee.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Finished. Completed. Almost All Done.

The Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf is all done.  Well, almost.  The knitting is done, the seemingly endless bind-off is done, it's had a wash and a had a nice long lie-in on the Blocking Bed.  But the fringe still needs to be trimmed.  That'll be done this weekend.  The good folks at Churchmouse Yarns suggest on the pattern that it be steam pressed for the blocking but since I took this thing from here to yonder and back, I opted for a nice wash. 

Yesterday, I stopped in the yarn shop on my way home from work and found myself at the KPPPM and thinking that that a scarf in blues would be pretty.  I guess this means that I'll be casting on for another one soon.