I finished Eric’s Cabled Newsboy Cap in only one day! I love the way it came out, but now the fun is over. I have to go back to the Transformers washcloth. I just love making hats. I think it is the instant gratification that gets me. I think I am going to make a beret for myself next week. I figured a hat once a week would be pretty cool to do. That way, when there are birthdays and holidays I will be stocked up with gifts. I’ll just have to ask them to pick a color or style and tada there’s a gift. I think that is an awesome idea. I am also going to make myself some house socks because my socks are getting dirty and I hate to wear slippers. They make my feet feel too hot. I have a nice pattern for some house socks in Sarah Dallas Knitting. Its a book with really beautiful patterns, and I have not made a pattern from that book yet. I think I will also make the beret in the book, too.
Here are some pics of my hat from cast on to end result. I had fun making this yesterday.
About 2 cable repeats
Half Way Thru
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.