What happens when you knit with ugly yarn? You get ugly knitted items!!!
Yes, I'm still working on knitting charity hats with this big ball of yarn. I am so uninspired to knit with this because I hate the yarn. Everything I make with it looks the same! I've made 3 hats with this blue variegated yarn and they look pretty much the same from a distance. You can only distinguish their differences/pattern when looking at them up close. The photo above shows two of them side by side, as you can see they look quite unremarkable and you can barely tell they are two different hats.
This is the hat on the left, my 3AM Cable Hat pattern. I worked about 2.5 inches of ribbing, then did 4 repeats of rounds 1 through 8, then worked the decrease.
The hat on the right is my 3 Cables Hat from Dec 2006, which I never typed up the pattern to because I just couldn't imagine anyone wanted to knit this after looking at this photo. I will have to knit it up in a solid colored yarn, then see if anyone might be interested in the hat pattern...
The other hat I knitted with this ugly blue yarn is my Quinquevulnera Hat, you can see a photo of that by clicking on this link. I think that's all the things I've knitted with this yarn. Gosh, I don't remember, but these are the only 3 hats I can think of.
These hats will live their lives out as chemo hats for local cancer patients. I knitted them for the Cap Karma Chemo Cap project. We've collected a bunch of suggested hat patterns on that site, you can check them out here.
I finally opened up the box of chocolates from V, which she picked up while in Brussels last December. I didn't want to open them until I was recovered from my cold, so I could fully enjoy them. :-)
Aren't these little chocolates cute? Thanks V! We love the chocolates...
How much (or little) knitting have I done recently? I mentioned some stats here, and thought I'd give you a little update.
Mon ... 468 stitches.Ok, I've gotta go. Miss M has woken from an unexpected morning nap. Time to go entertain her...
Tues ... 520 stitches.
Wed ... 0 stitches.
Thurs ... 0 stitches.
Fri ... 192 stitches
Sat ... ~ 1,400 stitches. YAY!
Sun ... 0 stitches so far, but it's still early, so we'll see. Any guesses?