Busy Weekend

We never did get to the Stitch ‘n Bitch, darn it. I had to finish up my Sweet Potato Bread Pudding for dinner at a friend’s house so I couldn’t get down there. Nevertheless, I did get some more work done on the Irish Hiking Scarf… I dragged it along to breakfast, I invited it along to our friends’ house, I pretty much took it everywhere because, good grief, Christmas is approaching pretty darned quickly. It’s a little over a foot long now… I’m very proud of it for my first real project. I was a leetle bit unsure whether I’d be able to pull this off, but I think I’ll officially join the KnitAlong now. It still seems to be pretty slow going but I’ve got 2 weeks so I’m optimistic, especially now that I’ve stopped serially frogging the thing.

Irish Hiking Scarf

Took a break from the scarf today to make a hat from some funky novelty yarn. My cat Stormy is quite pleased with my new hobby. Anything involving yarn and sitting in the recliner is ok by him. Fortunately he’s old enough to be able to resist the siren call of wiggling yarn, or we’d have to have some serious words.

Storm Cat

The thing whizzed by and was done in a couple of hours… Here’s my daughter modelling it – fortunately her head is pretty much exactly the same size as my mother-in-law’s, and it fits just fine. Woo! The thread was some Linie 191 Maxima acrylic chenille, on size 15 needles. I cast on 42 and knit in the round for 7 inches and then reduced somewhat randomly – about K4, K2tog and then sewed up the middle from the inside. And voila, a hat perfect for someone who loves flamingos and other such quirky things.

Funky Hat

In other weekend project news, my husband finally put up our cool magnetic dry-erase board thing. It’s totally cool… and now we can see the front of our refrigerator again. I got the idea from Real Simple, gotta love that magazine.

Magnetic Boards

Got most of the kids’ Xmas presents ordered and it feels like we actually got some stuff accomplished this weekend.

Gotta run, I hear some iced tea calling my name!

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