Hooray! I actually finished it a couple days ago, but was busy traveling to visit with friends so you had to wait to see it. I am generally happy with it, but I wish I had used a less busy yarn so the cables would stand out more. They were a lot of work and... Continue Reading →
In truth the hat is actually "finished" today, in that I don't have any more knitting to do. However it is still missing a pom-pom so I can't quite call it done. Still, I'm relieved that all the hard work is over, and it is totally wearable even if I don't get around to adding... Continue Reading →
I'm inching closer and closer to the finish line. Today I did my last cable row and started decreasing. I hope it will go really fast now that there are fewer and fewer stitches with each row, and no annoying cables to slow everything down. I might actually get it done in time to use!
I made a bunch of progress on this hat since the last time I posted about it. In fact there's only one or two more rows to go before I start decreasing to finish it up. If I hurry I might even be able to wear it before next winter. I'm heading north for a... Continue Reading →
I had a really good weekend, even if it did involve a bit too much time in the car for my liking. Getting to hang out with the spouse and my kitties is always worth it. Now I'm back on my own and have plenty of time to knit.
I've made it to the 3rd repeat of the cable pattern. Slow and steady makes a hat. I'm not sure what my next knitting project is going to be after this, but I know it won't have cables. They look amazing but they slow me down so much. I need a break!
I like to complain about my slow progress, but honestly it's still fun to watch this hat grow bit by bit. The cable pattern is much more complicated than the scarf, but now that I have one and a half repeats done I can see just how cool it looks. I can't wait to see... Continue Reading →
Made a little progress tonight. I will be traveling this weekend so I'm not sure if I'll have time to get any more done before next week, so I'm glad I had a few minutes today.
It feels very unexciting to post my tiny incremental updates every day, but on the other hand I am so happy to have time to knit again at all. Plus, with enough incremental updates I'll eventually have a finished hat, although I'll probably have to wait until next winter to wear it. It's supposed to... Continue Reading →
Here is the combined progress from last night and tonight. I got through one full repeat of the cable pattern, and it is starting to look like something. I can see a couple places where I made some mistakes but I can live with them. It's all part of the learning process.
I've been back at this blog and back to my knitting for a whole week, hooray! It feels like this hat is progressing very slowly but I am learning new things and re-learning everything I forgot during my break.