Thursday, November 14, 2013
I love the Rios because it's beautiful, soft, warm, and this yarn actually stay put on my head! I've got a lot (LOT!!) of hair and it's very curly so it's everywhere, but it's also very soft so hats slip right off if I have my hair down or if it's pulled into a messy ponytail (which it often is), and so I have a very hard time keeping a hat on my head. I have to pull it all the way down to my eyebrows, where other girls can let their bangs show. This yarn lets me show a little of my hair so I can rock a look that says "I'm a girl" without worrying that the hat will drop off behind me as I go about my business. I almost bought a skein to knit myself a hat but then I decided to see if I could use up what I had. None of the skeins really went together so I decided to take someone's suggestion and try color blocking.
Meanwhile, I've been working on a new pair of mittens for Alex. I have to replace the one he lost and I don't have enough of that yarn left over (I did, but I used it on other stuff...you know how that goes) so instead of buying another skein and being stuck with a bunch left over again, I decided to go another way. I'm making him some stranded mittens in the hope that they will be extra toasty. It was only 20 degrees F the other morning and it's not even winter yet! This has been the coldest November I can remember in all the years I've lived here, and these mittens need to be really warm. I'm even thinking of knitting an inner liner mitten so he doesn't catch his little fingers in the floats, but we'll see how far I get on that. And there could be a matching hat as well but you know...
Finally, I decided to take a look at an upcoming pattern that was fresh from my tech editor (or at least it was fresh three weeks ago when she emailed it back to me). All of the numbers look good and most of the issues were with the formatting. Word did something crazy with my format and I can fix that. I've even gone so far as to schedule a photo shoot, so look for a new pattern from Cambria Washington in time for last minute Christmas knitting! Really.
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