We had a bit of a cold spell here last week, and I decided (on a particularly frigid walk home from the bus stop) that I would make myself a hat. I had some yarn left over from my Harry Potter scarf, so I knitted myself the Bzzz Hat for Queen Bees from Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation. It’s a very fast and easy project; only took a couple of days to complete.
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I resumed knitting (after a long, long, hiatus) because I wanted a “Harry Potter” school scarf. In fact, I think I have the materials for a scarf in Gryffindor colours somewhere in the museum of unfinished projects. (I ran out of yarn halfway through and couldn’t get any more—it was a LYS’s house brand, and the store went out of business.) Anyway, I bought the yarn for one of the “Prisoner of Azkaban” scarves about a month ago, and actually finished the thing!
Incidentally, the scarf was 78 inches long before I blocked it and added the fringe. I think it’s a tad longer now.
(Now, if I can just get that Clapotis mini done. I think I’m suffering through sophomore slump on that project.)
I decided that I had to knit the Basic Cable hat (from Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation) to give to someone as a gift. It’s a fairly easy item to knit-
I was originally quite intimidated by the prospect of knitting the cables, but they worked out okay. It’s also a nice little hat-little being the operative word.
I used Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed to make the hat—it’s a nice, soft yarn, but kind of irregular (the thickness tends to vary in spots). I think if I were making another hat, I’d use something like Mission Falls 1824.
I started a new project (Pom Squad socks from magknits.com; I saw this sock yarn at the yarn store a couple of weeks ago and had to buy it; I just loved the colours) and frogged and restarted an existing one (Clapotis mini).
So far, I’m about three inches into the first sock, and have another round of increase rows to do on the Clapotis.
I have a few more unfinished projects: one (another scarf) is on hold until the weather cools down a bit, and another (a felted bag) has to be lined and decorated. Unfortunately, in the latter case, I prefer knitting to sewing.
I currently have two projects that need to be finished:
1) Clapotis mini (it’s knit in sock-weight yarn—it’ll be about 8” wide and 5 feet long when I’m done)
2) Felted Rose Basket Bag from Vogue Knitting—actually, I’ve finished the knitting and the felting parts; I have to line it and sew on the roses and leaves.
(I also have to start that Basic Cable hat from Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation, but that’s another story.)