Socks, a hat and an almost mitten

I am on a mission this year.  I want to finish some projects.  I don’t even want to count how many unfinished projects I have going (some back to 2010).  So I am not going to.  Instead, I am going to start finishing some of them.

Yesterday I finished my Slouched Tuva Hat.  I made it with Pacifica Zephyr DK Yarn.  I got the skein of yarn when I made a small contribution to their kickstarter campaign (It may have not been kickstarter, but it was one of those crowd funding groups.).  The yarn is 50% cotton and 50% wool.  It looks like a rustic wool, but doesn’t feel quite as rustic with the cotton.  I liked knitting with it.  Davey modeled for me so I could show the stitch pattern.  Really easy to do, and I like how it looks.

hat-Davey-piano

It doesn’t quite slouch on my head the way that I hoped it would.  This could be because I messed up somewhere when I was decreasing?  Maybe I should have made it a little longer given my large noggin?  Not sure, but I will definitely wear it anyway.

hat-me

I am also working on number two of a pair of socks.  I actually got started on the second one almost immediately after finishing the first.  The yarn is self-striping, and kinda looks like Seahawks colors I think.

I tried to get Davey to help me model this as well.  The sock was enormous on his foot though.

silly-sock-model

I tried a foot selfie:

sock-on-my-foot

I am knitting the sock with the “How I Make My Own Socks Pattern” from Susan B. Anderson.  I have done several pairs with it.  It’s a very basic sock pattern and perfect for self-striping yarn.

I’m working on the second one today while I rediscover knitting podcasts.  We are having a quiet day after a busy yesterday on Whidbey Island at a taekwando tournament.  It’s gray here and was actually snowing for quite awhile.  I’m watching Susan B. Anderson who mentioned CraftStash, so I listened to her for awhile as well.  It’s such a fun way to learn about new yarn, projects, books, and all types of things.

sock-2I am trying to get this sock done so I can get back to my gnome mittens.  It’s rather sad that I put down this mitten with just the tip of the thumb left to complete.  I don’t quite understand it.  Maybe it’s because I was faced with having to start the second mitten.  I do like these very cute gnomes however.

mitten-almost-done

Happy Sunday!

 

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