Monthly Archives: January 2015

Hats!

I finished Teapot’s hat yesterday & have a picture of the hat for my friend’s baby:

hats

It’s a free pattern from Gros.  I used Fortissima Socka for my friend’s hat & Dream in Color Smooshy (colorway Go Go Grassy) for Teapot’s & size US 1.5 & 2 needles.  I made the 6 month size for my friend & 2 years for Teapot.  (I knit quite tightly & she must knit very loosely.  Or Teapot just has a huge head.  She probably just has a huge head.)

Here it is on Teapot.  It’s even cuter in person.  (But isn’t it crazy how well the 2 years old size hits her!  I guess I could check the gauge…..)

Megan hat Megan Aldi

It was very addictive to knit.  I could make another.  But all my yarn is at the new house & it’s really cold out.

Ok, well it’s not as cold as some parts of the country (-30 wind chill!  Yikes!), but it’s pretty cold for Virginia so we’re going to be lazy & stay home.

And once I’ve finished knitting the dress for Teapot I’ve got started, perhaps I should pack the kitchen.  Sheesh I hate packing kitchens.  They’re the worst.  Worse than studios full of fabric & yarn.  Fabric & yarn can just be thrown in boxes & you don’t have to worry about anything breaking.  Kitchen stuff is breakable & oddly shaped.

Random Thoughts on Tuesday Morning

– We’re in the middle of moving to our new house & my studio is now at the other house.
– It’s snowing & generally nasty today.  Since NOVA folks aren’t the most adept at winter driving, we’re staying in today.  This means I’m knitting (& apparently blogging.)
– I’ve almost finished a cute hat for Teapot.  I first made one for a friend’s baby & it was so addictive, I had to cast on a second immediately.

– Back to moving, I really dislike moving
– After moving the studio twice in 18 months I’ve realized…
– I have a lot of quilts that need to be quilted
– I have a lot of quilts I’m in the middle of piecing
– I have a lot of sewing projects (this one surprised me.  I didn’t think I was much of a sewer.  Clearly there’s disconnect between my thoughts & reality.)
– In general I have too much stuff
– Therefore things are quickly leaving the studio

Would anyone be interested in a giveaway of some patterns & threads?