Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Not Much New

Several days ago I finished the Celtic Cabled Hat . It’s a brilliant pattern. Really well written. I’ve never done complicated cables before, but the instructions on this pattern were so clear that you just couldn’t go wrong. I like patterns like that. Correct patterns are your friend.

Unfortunately, the hat itself will have to go to charity. It’s not deep enough for me, although the circumference is fine, so I’m going to eventually redo it with a second repeat of the middle cable. That should make it deep enough to cover my ears a bit.

I actually waited (or forgot) too long to make this entry, because now I can’t remember what all I was going to say about this. I sure there was something I wanted to write down for future reference, but you know, brain + sieve = me.

I’ve started on the Coronet hat that I liked so much. I’ve also got two different pair of phone socks on the needles at the moment. One dark blue self striping in wool (probably for me) and another of the cotton for myself, but in grey this time. I also really need to get at least two pair of wool done for my aunt and grandmother for Christmas. Plus I just got the measurements for the doggy sweater for Riley - my aunt’s very spoiled Schnauzer. I am not, repeat not, knitting for my dogs. Not going to happen. Nope. Not that I don’t love my dogs, but a sweater for them would be the size of a sweater for a large male and I’m not going there. Besides, I really don’t put much stock in doggie clothing unless you really do live in a very cold and snowy area. Needless to say, California does not qualify, even though auntie dearest doesn't believe this. Plus, they don’t appreciate self-knit anyway, so you might as well buy it if you’re going to clothe them. It’s probably cheaper. Anyway, she asked (my aunt, not the dog. The dog is probably secretly puking in the background and wondering how fast she can destroy it) and I’m knitting. Things we don’t do for the people we love.
I am beginning to wonder how I’m going to get this all done before Christmas, and if it’s even worth it. I’m not even certain I can go home this year. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. Love the Celtic hat. I haven't been able to figure out how to read cable patterns. You'll have to sit and beat it into my thick head one day. :D

    Also, re the doggie clothing? >.> Yeah, not going there either. I think doggie clothing is part of the dog as accessory fad that's hitting CA at the moment. Eeeww.