Hey Q, do you want a plain hat or a hat with cables and such?
Up to you. I want a baggy one with the fold up brim thing if you know what I mean
I have no clue what you mean. What do you mean fold up brim?
And slouchy like this?
Yes. Even a hat just like the first pic. I'm not so concerned about the slouchiness
But if you're able to put a pompom on it thatd be super super wicked
Any color greys
so basically just a ribbed toque in grey with maybe a pom pom?
Yes ma'am. But with the fold up brim thing too
the fold up brim is just extra length on the toque. I've already started it.
Alright bomb. Thanks mama. Love youuuuu
love you too. I did the dishes and dusted b/c Princess was in a bit of a snit. Sorry you got the receiving end of that earlier.
All good. Thank you. I would've done it last night if she reminded me that she was gonna have people over today
what time are you off?
But if it's not needed to be done for something I'm not gonna spend an hour of my night cleaning if I didn't get home til 1130
I'm off at like 1030-11 tonight
Then have to drive keg and her drunk friends from the purcells cove social club to Kayla's whenever they feel like leaving
tighter or looser hat?
That looks awesome ma! You da bomb
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And in case you can't tell, I have now FINISHED the wretched Who scarf, as I am now on to knitting other things (which admittedly aren't socks).
Princess said she was going to model the scarf for me after her shower today. But then she had to go out and do stuff. Tonight is the big Halloween celebrations and mercifully I was not co-opted into helping out with the costume this year.
She's a dragon.
This was the costume the other day. She created the tutu and frilly stuff (dragon fluff?) out of tulle. The pants are some sort of nylon pleather and the body is a corset (ugh).
Back view of wings and tail
Horns and scary dragon face
Dry run for the make-up
Finished product including shoes with spikes and blue hairspray. The make-up is less dark than the other day.
Anyway, she was too busy doing "costume stuff" today to help me by modelling the Who scarf.
So I had to resort to an inanimate object and the floor.
Note the awesomeness of the inanimate object. It's a coat tree. Created by the Lad for his metal work class. He did all the welding himself. It's amazing. It started out as a tree (you can see the roots etc. on the floor) and then he decided that instead of doing branches and leaves, he'd turn it into a coat tree. We desperately need another one. Apparently we don't believe in hangers.
So that's just an awesomness diversion. Back to the wretched scarf.
Of course the dogs then promptly decided it was a carpet runner and walked all over it. It's okay. It hasn't been blocked yet. I'm sure a good soak will get rid of the dog hair.
I finished the actual knitting on Thursday October 25. I finished the weaving in and the tassels yesterday (October 26). If I can get it soaked and blocked and dried, I'll deliver it to the recipient on Monday. Maybe Tuesday, depending on the dryness factor.
No, I have no idea how long it is right now. Probably about 8' long. I followed the "Original" pattern which called for 3.75 mm needles, 65 stitches and worsted weight yarn.
The only thing more mind-numbing than endless rows of garter stitch? Weaving in the ends.
After I finished it, I picked up my San Mateo cowl (in the background behind the hat which I'm working on for the Lad) and did a couple of rows.
The kids and I carpooled last week, and the Lad mentioned that he wanted some more hats. Princess just goes to Ardene and buys acrylic hats and mittens. I feel pretty badly that I bought yarn and started a sweater for the lad more than a year ago, and I'm one skein in and have zero intention of finishing it. I hate obligation knitting. That scarf is the last obligation knitting I will ever do. From here on in, it's all about what I want to knit and when I want to knit it. If I want to knit for other people, so be it, but it will be my choice and on my own terms.
Anyway, I felt badly for the Lad, so I felt guilted into starting a hat for him.
I looked at the Stephen West Pom Pom It! pattern. It says 80 stitches and 5.0 (or 5.5) mm needles and heavy worsted weight.
Um, no. I'm a fingering weight kind of girl. So I dug around to find some grey yarn. I had adark grey already caked up in two skeins. I had no idea what it was, because the label has mysteriously disappeared. A little Rav stash digging and some looking at the yarn makes me believe that it's Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Montauk Monster.
I'm holding it double and using 3.75 mm needles. I decided 120 stitches would probably be about right for needles this small and fingering weight held double. It looks about right. Stephen West's patern is ktbl ptbl ribbing (or k ptbl -- can't remember which). I decided to do ktbl p ribbing. so that's what I'm doing. I'll do it until it's about 8" long then I'll figure out how to decrease and bind off. My last attempt at a pompom was so pathetic that I think I have to go to Michaels and see if I can find a pom pom maker.
Princess has been asking for more socks. She has apparently gone through the toes of EVERY single pair of socks I knit her.
I am only going to knit vanilla socks for her and am going to find a way to reinforce the toes and the heels.
Okay, over and out.
I leave you with a picture of Lila who is uncharacteristically calm.