Yesterday my mom and Lloyd came down to visit and it was very fun. They came to eat lunch and then came later for a visit. I got to give them Eric’s hat, which fit Lloyd so it should fit his brother. After Lloyd went back home, me and my mom hit the stores for a shopping spree. We went to Borders, which was a big disappointment. THe only book that I was interested in was Weekend Knitting, but it was too expensive for my budget. We decided to go to Half Price instead. I had a great time there, and I bought a few things. The two books Quick Knits Cool Projects by House of Birches (I paid only $8 and saw the same book at JoAnn’s for more than $20), and Blankets, Hats and Booties by Kristin Spurkland. I also bought the winter issues of KnitSimple and Knit.1. The Knit.1 magazine made me a little upset, because someone tore out 8 pages! I am missing 5 or 6 projects from the project list.
I really enjoyed making Eric’s hat, but I am back to knitting the Transformers squares. I casted on my third Decepticon square today. I have also decided that I would like to start a new project, Hat a Week. I will knit a different hat each week. It only took me one day to make Eric’s hat, and that hat was actually more complicated than most. The first hat I want to make for my new project is the fish hat from the Knitty website. I bought the yarn I needed for this hat today. I will make a clown fish, sort of like Marlin. I won’t make Nemo since it would have a heavy side (the larger fin). I also bought some purple yarn to make a hat or something. I really just wanted purple yarn. I noticed that I have never purchased yarn in orange or purple. Now I have both.
Oh, my mom gave me her cabled newsboy cap so that I could take pics. I made it around September or October. I can’t really remember since it only took a day or two to make.
I will post pics of the Marlin Fish Hat as soon as I start working on it.