Hats of Shame (feelin' crabby)
However, I have an
and finishing the second Sock Ness Monster
(there are ends that need weaving, and eyes that need sewing, but let's count that as done, shall we?)
I was also spinning up this Tencel/Wool
into this four-ply thickish (I'll use a 2.75 mm needle) sock yarn,
and getting started on a toe,
I got started on this spinning
and on this sock, which is ticking me off.
It's that horrible new Tofutsies sock yarn that everybody's so crazy about, except that they all forget to mention that the yarn is crap. It has NO stretch, it's super splitty, and none of the colors I've seen allow for any pattern at all. And what makes me the most crabby about it is the darn thing feels so nice for a summer sock, and this magenta is so gorgeous, I may actually buy another ball...
But I did finally finish my Shedir (link is PDF) out of my handspun. I got distracted and did an extra repeat of the cable (what can I say? The Sheepman was on - romance, comedy, western, and baby sheepies... who can count knitting then?) so the hat is a little longer than I'd like. But with the cuff folded up, it'll do. (until I rip it down to that last repeat and fix it, which may happen eventually)
A winter hat looks a little odd among those spring weeds, doesn't it?
How's this shot on the woodpile:
My reward for finishing the Shedir, or for being an all around wonderful person in general, I'm not sure which, was this gorgeous bag from Sarah. Here's a closeup of the fabrics she chose
and proof that neither it, nor its contents, contain explosives, as verified by the family bomb-cat.
That very same family bomb cat claims he's inspecting the dog's bowl for explosives, but I don't believe it.
The little sneak steals food from the pitbull. Some people have no shame.