Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving for all of those in the U.S.!  Enjoy the yummy food.

Just in time for the freezing California weather (that’s obviously a joke as I don’t even have a jacket on here) I finished my Mystery Hat 2012 from the Wooly Wormhead KAL.  I guess I should have written spoiler alert or something, but as I’m a bit behind the group in knitting speed you’ve probably already finished your hat days and days ahead of me.  My hat is made from Rowan Felted Tweed (about 1.25 skeins used) and I followed the pattern exactly.  I probably wouldn’t have chosen to make this hat but I’m glad I did.  I like it and even wore it to the interminable Kaiser appointment yesterday.  DK weight yarn is pretty perfect for a hat in my climate and this yarn softens and relaxes when blocked.  If you want a bit more in the details department, here’s my rav project link.

Thanks to all of you so read my ramblings and give me so much great advice and inspiration!

Hooker shoes

I went shopping with a friend the other day and of course we had to try on inappropriate shoes at the TJ.  These were my hooker shoes.  Sure they’re a size too big and I can’t walk from that spot, but they were very reasonably priced.  Kudos TJ.  Shall we take a closer look at the hooker shoes vs. the flip flops I wore to the store?  That closeup kills me!No, I did not buy the silver surfer shoes you see there.  I did buy the bra in my hand though.  As an aside, I used this bra size calculator and the size it gave me was vastly different to size I’d always been told I was.  I tried a few of the new size bras on and damn, they were spot on – hence the new bra in my hand.

Craft-wise I’ve been doing more ripping than knitting.  I started the Wooly Wormhead 2012 Mystery Hat KAL in some nice alpaca stash yarn and that just wasn’t working with the hat’s stitch pattern.  I ripped it rather than make a hat that wouldn’t get worn.  I was also working on a Hinagiku Hat with Rowan Felted Tweed that I picked up on a whim.  I decided the Hinagiku Hat wasn’t working with the felted tweed and the yarn would be nicer with the Mystery hat.  So I pulled out the Hinagiku Hat and the little nubbin of knitting you see here is all I’ve got to show for days of work.  I think this arrangement of yarn to pattern will work much better.  Plus I love me some Rowan Felted Tweed.