There's really not a whole lot to see here; but, I was finding my blog silence a little sad, so I thought I'd drop in. I am in the midst of various and sundry projects in progress and have nothing in the way of finished articles of brilliance to share. And since there was a time when people who read knitting and craft blogs liked to read about what other knitters (and crafters) were working or how knits were holding up, I thought, "I could do that."
A long time ago, when he was wee, I knit Little Sir a hat to warm his noggin.
It was a little big; but, it did its job. When we got the first big chill in Connecticut earlier this week, we were scrambling around to find things to stay warm and we found his old hat again. My first thought was to use it on Little Mister's head; but, Sir was having none of it. It was his and he was going to wear it. Surprisingly, it fits. Actually, it fits much better now and he is super excited about it.
He is convinced that his yellow mittens work with the hat as a natty ensemble. I don't like to argue with him, so I just agreed.
Of course, this means that Little mister is a bit on the hatless side right now. This makes him sad. I need to do something about his hat situation; but, it would mean covering up his curls, which I am loathe to do.
Aside from digging through winter wear to find knits that don't exist (since it takes me forever to finish anything these days), I have been slogging away on my Babette Blanket which got stalled due to yarn shortages.
I grossly underestimated the amount of yarn a crocheted blanket would require. I think I read somewhere that a crocheted blanket takes 30% more yarn than one that is knit. I can see why some many crocheters love acrylic, because seriously, I have had to put in two more orders for wool and you know, the natural fibers, they are not inexpensive.
I am a little obsessed with crochet right now. Aside from the amount of yarn required, it's so efficient. If you are measuring efficiency by time and not resources, I suppose. The economy of movement required is pretty thrilling too.
It's a plain old stockinette sock. I am not in love with the way it's turning out, which is probably for the best. If I liked it too much there would be danger in not wanting to offer it up for charitable purposes.
And then I am still knitting the vest I have spent an inordinate amount of time working on. You'd think I was knitting a man's sweater for Pete's sake. Thank goodness for two-hour line waits for flu shots, I guess.