Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Red Pile

Well, I've made some progress on the Alexis' hat. Or at least I had. Got the whole thing knitted up and then I ripped it all back.

You see, I believe this is how it goes when you are trying something new and designing your own pattern at the same time. The Alexis' hat is a slouchy one, something I've never knit before. Normally I prefer a toque, one that is glued to your head nice and tight. So this hat is taking extra work to design. I've made some edits to my notes for the pattern and am ready to try it again. Hopefully I'll be casting it on again tonight.

Do you ever do that? Complete something than rip it back and start it again?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Castle Collection: Alexis' Hat - Yarn

A trip to the LYS is always so exciting. So many choices, so little time and money. ;) I went to mine yesterday and spent a little time perusing all the choices. it's so much easier when you have a project in mind. I found so yarn that I think will work for the Alexis' Hat. My team seems excited so I think I've made the right choice. It's all wound up now and ready for some gauge square knitting. Guess what I'll be doing tonight. ;)

Monday, February 4, 2013


Yep, that's right - ripppppppppppp! :P

February has started a new Nerd Wars Tournament. It always gets me back into knitting. There were new challenges posted on the 1st and away I went, needles clicking, a bag forming. Until last night, while watching the Super Bowl, I realized I wasn't going to have enough yarn for the bag as I designed it. I decided that it would just be easier to start over so rip went the yarn. I re-wound it into a ball again and cast on for the second time after I re-drew the chart. Hopefully I won't be too far behind. At least there's a nice night full of hockey, Bones and Castle ahead of me. Should get lots done. Keep your fingers crossed!