Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Moving Right Along

It's been a busy week and a half. My husband has been shopping for a new car (the old one having had a dangerous liason with a guard rail--no injuries, just a lot of aggravation). For some reason he seemed to feel this process would be enhanced by getting the plague (I don't see it myself). Anyway, he's on the mend and the plague is looking for fresh victims. I am resisting this strenuously, but with only partial success. We'll see.

In the meantime, crafting continues apace. I've finished the sleeves on the fluffy yellow sweater, and as soon as I catch up with my sister will attempt to take some modeled shots. I'm quite pleased with it.

And in betwixt and between, I've also perpetrated another hat.
Gray Cable Band Hat

This time I did the provisional cast-on, and I'm also getting better at grafting in a pattern stitch, so the seam on this one is almost invisible (but not quite). I also remembered not to purl when I should have knit on the i-cord border, so there are a couple of good bits of progress.

However, today is the last day in August, and I'm still five projects short of goal (and quite unlikely to finish five craft projects today) so, still behind. It may be time for some more mittens!


  1. Oh, that is SUCH a cute hat!!!!!!!

    Maybe August just isn't a real goal-hitting month. September, though........

  2. Ooh, cool hat!

    Good luck with the car shopping. We keep trying to keep mine going long enough for there to be a reasonable electric-car market. (Tesla would be lovely but we're just not that rich. And he's too tall for it anyway.)

  3. I have wanted to knit a hat like that for a long time, but I'm a sucky grafter and I hate to think how I could/would mess up such a lovely design with my lack o' skills there. Guess I'll just have to give it a try, yes? Yes. Thanks for the inspiration!