Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Winter and wool.

Winter is back. There's not a whole lot of snow on the ground and it isn't very cold out so who knows if winter is actually going to stay this time.

This spider seems lost. Like it isn't really sure what happened last night. "Dude, where did I leave my web?"

I almost finished a hat for Girly's cousin. I need to put the "ponytails" through the top and anchor them by weaving in the ends, then I'll be done. This is another one made with 2 balls Naturally Colourworks. Cast on 64sts, join to work in the round, work in 2x2 ribbing for 2", switch to St st, knit another 5 1/2 to 6", begin decreasing. Knit 6, K2tog around, knit one round, knit 5, k2tog around, knit one round, K4, K2tog around, Knit one round ... continue in this manner decreasing the number of knit stitches between each decrease in the round. When you get to the last few stitches (four on each needle) K2tog around, knit one round, break yarn, thread onto tapestry needle and pull yarn through stitches. Drop through hat and pull tight. Weave in ends. Cut twelve lengths of yarn. 6 of them should longer than the other 6. Hold three of the same lengths together, tie a knot in one end leaving short tails. Braid down the lengths and tie another knot leaving longer tails at this end. Repeat until you have four braids. Push long tails through top of hat and anchor by weaving in ends. Voila! A cute ponytail hat for the girly in your life.

I finished the hat for the Mr. right on time. He and my Dad were going hunting in the morning, so I stayed up until about 12:00am to finish it, but it was done and it was warm. This is Naturelle Aran yarn worked over 90sts in a 3x3 ribbing. I need to learn how to do better decreases at the crown for ribbing, but it worked for the black since it isn't as visible.

This is Fleece Artist 100% Merino sock weight wool. It is so soft and beautiful. I think I'm going to turn it into a scarf instead of socks though. I'm looking through some stitch pattern books for ideas now.

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes yesterday. I look forward to another year with all of you.


  • look at all your snow. it was warm today, I can't believe it is holding off so long. pinch me, winter will soon enough.

    By Blogger judy, at 5:58 PM, November 13, 2006  

  • i think the mister looks great in his hat. ...and his embarrassed smile.

    By Anonymous IHateToast, at 6:48 PM, November 13, 2006  

  • Wow, you sure got heaps of snow these past weeks! We just got a little bit, but it didn't stay on the ground yet - fortunately ;)
    I so love your hats - and wow, the one for the Mr. has turned out amazing! It suits him so fine, he looks fantastic in it! Great yarn you chose for it too, it seems totally cozy and warm - just perfect!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 1:00 AM, November 14, 2006  

  • I'm still running around outside at night in bare feet.

    By Blogger Polly, at 7:18 AM, November 14, 2006  

  • Thank you for the rare cameo from the Mister.

    (Growing up, my family had a pair of cats named Miss and Mister. I keep having to remind myself that you probably aren't knitting for your cat. *grin*)

    By Anonymous Secret Pal, at 11:23 AM, November 14, 2006  

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