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Peanut’s Fish Hat

I am working on next week’s hat early.  I am using the Fish (Dead or Alive) pattern from knitty.com.  I have done a lot of math calculations and internet research on the stripes of clown fish.  So far I have four pages of notes, and I have completed about 5 inches or so.  After the first stripe pattern I was amazed by how awesome the pattern is.  No wonder more than 860 of these hats have been made.  And that is just the amount of projects that were posted on Ravelry since the pattern came out in the Fall 2008 issue of Knitty.  I am sure a lot of people who aren’t on Ravelry have also made it.  Here are pics of what I have so far.  It rained yesterday so the daylight was horrible for picture taking, sorry.

 

I also have some new socks on the needles.  Yay!  I am using Bernat Satin Sport on size US 3 needles.  So far I have worked a few rows of the cuff on the first sock.  I really like the pattern, it is a lacy pattern I found online.  I have yet to post it on ravelry so I don’t know where I got it from exactly.  I will post the website once I post the pictures. 

Finally, I have decided to make a chunky tam from the Knit.1 Fall Winter 2008 issue.  Yes, it’s the issue with the missing pages, but luckily this pattern is complete.  I will use Red Heart Super Solids in Dark Orchid for this hat.  I need to add purple to my wardrobe.  I noticed that I only have one purple shirt, and it’s too big for me to wear (was a Christmas gift from someone who must think I am huge).  This hat will have to wait til I finish Peanut’s hat. 

I think that’s it for today, but if not I will post more tomorrow.  OH! I just remembered that I am going to a Knit Night Potluck tomorrow!  I am super excited about that.  I am going to make a pasta salad and maybe take cookies.  I also have to remember to take a folding chair.  Since it rained all day yesterday and today I think the chair might have gotten wet.  Hopefully it will be dry enough to take.  And I hope it isn’t stinky.  Nobody wants to sit in a chair that smells like wet towel.  EEEWWW!!!

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New Knitting Books

On Wednesday I went to the library and picked up several books for Peanut and knitting books for myself.  I also got a book of short stories titled Home Schooling.  The first story in the book was kinda creepy and sad, so I am not sure if I want to read ahead soon.  I might wait a few days to read the next story.  There are 8 stories in the book, and I have 7 left to read.  The bad thing about my trip to the library is that I picked up a book that I own already!  I meant to get Stitch n Bitch The Knitter’s Handbook, but instead I got Stitch n Bitch Nation.  I own Nation, so what am I supposed to do with this other one?  I did get to finally check out Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves.   So far I am loving about 5 of the scarves in the book.  Many of the scarves are pretty, but I know I would never wear them.  Others are very artsy but not practical.  My favorite part of the book has to be the last section on how to wear a scarf.  I like the different step by step pictures, and the different styles.  The other books I picked up were The New Crochet and How to Knit by Debbie Bliss.  I got these because I always see them on the shelf at the library and never bring them home.  To be honest, I will probably only use the Signature Scarves book. 

Project Update:  I am only working on one thing only.  My brother’s Transformers blanket.  I have completed 3 squares, and am halfway through with the 4th.  I am trying my best to focus on the blanket, but it’s just so hard.  The whole time I am working on the square I am thinking about what other projects I could be making with my stash yarn.  It’s so tempting to put down my needles, run to my closet, and grab another ball of yarn.  I am even thinking about ripping a crocheted scarf that I made last year and using that yarn with a ball of the same yarn to make something even better.  Well, I will have to wait on that.  I also want to make entrelac pillow covers for the pillows on my sofa.  It’s a project in the Debbie Bliss book.  I will have to add it to my queue on Ravelry.

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