We are in the house of colds. David’s hit earlier in the week. Mine came on Friday, and Davey’s started last night. However, Davey is not too bad yet. I hope his is mild. Colds are miserable.
Meet the newest Christmas time member of our family. Winkie:
Michael and Holly sent us Mr. Elf on the Shelf. Davey quickly named him Winkie. He’s great. Every night he travels to the North Pole to make a report to Santa. You never know where he is going to turn up the next morning. This morning he was in a colander on top of the refrigerator.
So today is a resting day. I am working on my test hat. If you want to learn to make bobbles, I highly recommend doing it with Cascade 128. It’s a bulky soft yarn. I made bobbles on this hat with it, and I could have happily made a jillion bobbles. I was ready to make a bobble blanket. Typically, bobbles are ok, but they are not my favorite. Susan gave me a great link for a bobble tutorial as well.
This hat has so many different things going on. I learned how to do a herringbone ridge stitch. I had some trouble. It involved sending Susan a photo:
I was still a little befuddled so I made a trip to her house. I am still amazed that I met her in knitting blogland cyber space with no clue as to where she lived. I move here and now I could easily walk to her house in 10 minutes. Crazy! But turns out, I was pretty much on the right track with the stitch. I just wasn’t confident in what I was doing. So I am going along just fine now.
I spent the weekend with my daughter and she asked me if I’d ever heard of the Elf on the Shelf. I will send her a link to your post!
I love herringbone so I must look up that stitch…
At least by being sick now, you can look forward to feeling better for Christmas 🙂