Saturday, November 10, 2007

Little Miss NoJo Knits a Hat!

Finally, a Finished Object:

Pattern:  Center Square from Knitty
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease (doubled)
Size: Humongous, 'cause swatching is for losers!!

This is an adult sized hat, but my son is just more gorgeous than me.

I've been itching to do some fair isle knitting.  My first attempt, Nordic style wrist warmers, didn't come out too well.   Even though I spread my stitches when changing colors, I still had some pulling  in a few areas.

So I tried a bigger gauge and I did much better.  This hat is a great practice piece.  The double stranding in the fair isle makes it really warm and it took me only a couple of hours to make.   It would be a fun gift.

It's also the perfect project to break my run of dithering and goof ups.  I think I have my mojo back.

I have too many UFO's lying about, both sewing and knitting.  I generally can't start up any new projects when there are too many other ones left abandoned, but then I get snitty about finishing up the ones that are getting in the way.  I've crafted myself into a corner.  But one FO really gets me motivated.

In knitting, I'm almost done with my Central Park Hoodie and then I'll finish up Connor's cardigan.  Which will leave me free to stop buying yarn and knit some goodies up.

In sewing, oyyy!  I have three pieces undone; two of them unloved, the third a coat for Connor.  The coat is easy and if I finish that, I can think clearly about the other two - whether to pitch them or finish them.

Motivation.  I need motivation.

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