Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Yarn-it, Day 3
Okay, so I didn't blog yesterday. I was going through horrible yarn withdrawal. Headaches, the shakes, irritation, you name it!
Today will be a real test of my yarn-it. I have to go to the *bum bum BUUUUM* craft store, where I will surely be tempted to load up my basket with all kinds of yarns and knitting needles. Now that I think about it, I DO need some new needles. NO. Nothing new related to knitting. This is my vow. Sigh, all I need to get is some ribbon and a foam paint brush. But we'll see :\
So I finished my Jade Hat. It was the first ever hat I made without a definite pattern. I kind of just made it up as I went along, especially the crown decreases. Buuut, I didn't realize the hat would scrunch up so much when I decreased it, so it ended up much too short. Instead of looking like a beanie like I wanted, it looks and fits more like a yarmulke, which would be fantastic if I was a Jewish man (although the yarn is a wool/acrylic blend, and isn't it unkosher to mix different types of fabric like that? I could just be making it up though. Any hoo...). Pictures of the ridiculous looking hat soon to come!
I have, however, started a new hat, this one also pattern free! I'm making it with cotton yarn and with big eyelets, because I don't know about you guys, but I have bad hair regardless of the season, so this hat will be meant for summer. And the yarn is a yummy celery color (dangit, now I want some celery and peanut butter!). I've already had to unravel this hat twice now, so it looks like it might end up like the Jade hat :\ BUT I am using yarn that was already in my stash for it! So yaaaay, 1 yarn down, 298356792356 more yarns to go!
I got my third sale on Etsy a few days ago! Yaaaay! In celebration I'm going to be doing a giveaway soon. I started spinning yarn a few weeks ago, and I finally spun a yarn that is decently even and I managed to get more than 20 yards on the spindle! So pictures of that yarn soon, and details of the giveaway!
And lastly, I love that picture at the top. I may not be able to new yarn right now, but I can always haz new lolcats!