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.
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.
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.
I tried a foot selfie:
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.
I 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.