OK, I'm back again, and I am happy to report that the hat is done. It took three attempts....the circular needles I was using were waaaay too big, hence the gargantuan proportions this thing was starting to take on. I quickly switched to DPN's only to cry with frustration while watching stitches falling off after every round. GGrrrrr...finally a whole afternoon of knitting was enough to complete the darn thing. And when I finally tried it on....it came down to my chin!
I. was. so. calm. I walked down to the washer...threw the switch to hot, poured in too much soap, tossed the thing in with a towel, slammed the lid and, presto!....
I really, really love it! It's still a tiny bit big, but SO warm and stylish. Then my DH came home. I had given up on the idea of giving this thing to him for Solstice, as had been the original plan. Then, he spied it...."That is SO cute!" he gushes. He tried it on and it was great. I made him promise he'd forget about it until December. (Shouldn't be a problem for him - LOL)
Here's the six sock knit along project for October. I'm off and running! These are supposed to be for the MIL. We'll see...I am paranoid about the following: a) Do I have enough yarn? b) Is there enough color contrast for this project? c) Will I finish!? Sheesh I must be the world's slowest knitter.
And last but not least, here's the sweater I made last year. I am happy to report it fits me...this year! I lost about 40 pounds in the last nine months (TY Goddess!) I know, it needs a good blocking...it's really hairy cheap yarn, but sooo festive! I think I'll wear it to Spiral Dance this year.
Well, that's it for now. Whew! I am off to sign on my blog to some more knitting groups. Hope somebody reads me soon! It's lonesome here!!