Back from a crazy week

February 14, 2009 at 11:21 am 6 comments

So, it’s been a little over a week since I’ve posted, but it feels like forever because I have hardly had any time to work on my various knitting projects! My husband and I barely got any sleep during the week leading up to his show – there was so much to do and we were up until 4 am or later every night! The show itself was a great success, and to celebrate we spent the weekend in Vegas with a friend. I brought some projects along and worked a little during the car trip, but the rest of the time I too busy enjoying Vegas, and was in charge of driving back. Vegas was fun, though… our room on the 53rd floor had a great view of the strip, we ate at a delicious (but expensive) buffet, saw Blue Man Group, and I won $50 at roulette on my first go. But I stopped right after that, which seemed to surprise the guy manning the table. I did have fun losing some dollars on the 1 cent slot machines (next to the old ladies… I guess I’m not what you would call a high-stakes gambler, myself!). It was a good time overall, but I was happy to return home to some normalcy and knitting time.

I haven’t made much progress on my husband’s socks or my jaywalkers, but I could hardly wait to cast on for my Rockin’ Sock Club socks: Queen of Beads.  I’ve heard of some people having problems with knotted or slubby yarn so I took my time when winding the ball… and didn’t see anything. (Phew!)Before I could dive in, I just had to take some more pics:

I’ll post progress pics later… but let me say the tubular cast on is amazing!! I’m knitting the socks one at a time on a teeny-tiny circ. Which, on one hand, is nice and convenient… but it’s almost TOO small… it kind of strains my hands…

I’m going snowboarding in a couple weeks, and since I don’t really have a warm winter hat, I decided to make one. I whipped up a Thorpe hat with some colorful Burly Spun by Brown Sheep. It was a quick project, but the final result isn’t quite as snug as I woud like, though I can tell it will be warm!

I then decided to do another hat that’s been on my queue for a long time… The Punk isn’t Dead Mohawk hat. Another quick knit and this one fits perfectly. It’s supposed to be felted in order to make the mohawk more fuzzy, but I didn’t want the cap itself to shrink. So I’m gonna hand-felt the fringe. Here’s some pics pre-felting:

Well, that’s it for now. I need to get some socks done….

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa  |  February 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Nope, they won’t be able to miss you out on the slopes in that adorable hat! I love it! Very cool 🙂

  • 2. marri  |  February 14, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    those hats are HOT! i’m glad you posted about thorpe’s size – this is the second blog post about thorpe i’ve seen in a week, and in both cases the hat came out too big. i’ve been intending to knit this one up, so now i know…

  • 3. koto-chan  |  February 16, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Wow, I love those hats!! Especially the mohawk one. I can’t wait to see what the mohawk part looks like after you felt it!

  • 4. koto-chan  |  February 17, 2009 at 3:00 am

    It’s me again… Just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for an award on my blog this afternoon!

  • 5. Siamese Mom  |  February 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Came here via koto-chan/knittingsiamese. Glad I came. Love your mohawk hat! My son spent his freshman year in college sporting a rebellious mohawk hairdo. It is a fun look.

  • 6. Sayllama  |  February 18, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Welcome, Siamese Mom, and thank you! 🙂

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