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Knitting Round Up 
6th-Dec-2009 11:46 pm
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Yoda Hat
Originally uploaded by innerbrat
I know, I know I said I'd be back to blogging, but I still haven't recovered the necessary spoons, and I'm learning to not spew every little thought into the ether to have unwanted consequences and I have a high standard all of a sudden that means I start a lot of posts that never get finished.

But I'm back in the UK after spending some weeks around Thanksgiving with Bing and her family, and oh boy was that ever a needed break; not least because that was the longest time we've been apart since we started dating, and I missed my lady.

What did I do over my vacay? The simple answer is nothing. Nothing at all, and I needed that. The more truthful answer is I played Arkham Asylum and Rock Band and read Alias and watched Middleman and Ninja Assassin and the first season of Battlestar Galactica. And I knitted up a storm.

I promised myself I'd make an effort to try and keep my Ravelry page up to date every Sunday, so that's what I'm doing - updating all my projects. I try, at the moment, to have two proje3cts on the go at any one time; one for me (most commonly socks) and one for a gift. I have turned out three hats in as many weeks recently, proving that sometimes presents are easy to come by - this one pictured is for jawalter's niece; I had bearly even unpacked in Boston before Bing told me he'd been asking about it, so what could I do but knock one up - the hardest part is felting, but felting is really cool. Anyway, that's done, and I hope someone will supply me a picture of the intended recipient wearing the hat, otherwise I might have to post the one of her uncle modelling it.

Sadly I can't really talk about my current WIPs, partly because neither is officially cast on. One is a gift for someone who probably reads this blog and lets be fair knows she's due a knitted thing and knows what she's getting, but still. The other...

The other is for me, but it's not only my first ever sweater (for an adult) but my first ever attempt at designing my own pattern. I know what I want, but just couldn't find a pattern to suit; nearly all sweater patterns are knitted front and back with side seams, or in the round. I want contrast colour side panels with no midline seam. So that's what I'm working on. I'll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck?
7th-Dec-2009 12:17 am (UTC)
1- I like the Yoda Hat.
2- What's your favourite song to do on Rock Band, and which position do you fill (ie bassist, singer, drummer, keytar?)
9th-Dec-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
Living on a Prayer! I'm usually a singer, but I don't mind guitar occasionally - I'm just bad at it.
7th-Dec-2009 01:05 am (UTC)
The pies looked SO cute. I'm glad they were tasty. :)
12th-Dec-2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Glad you had a good break! The Yoda hat looks awesome and I'm impressed by all the socks. I'm still battling with a pattern for a baby cardigan. It doesn't help that I've already found one mistake and some of the variations they suggest don't match the pictures.

Good luck with the sweater!
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