Sunday, March 16, 2014



I forgot how much stamina a blanket of this size requires.  I haven't made a real afghan since my cousin got married in 2000.  I think I'll stick with baby-sized stuff.  Much quicker turnaround.  :)  Though, this only took 4 months, and I've spent longer on socks.  Maybe it's just the sheer size of the project.  I couldn't tuck it in a little bag and take it on car trips after a while.  It just seemed to be everywhere.

Also, after finishing a large project, does anyone else feel a sense of "black hole"?  I tend to start and tear out several new projects before finally fixing on what's next.  Today I started a baby sweater (before I finished this, I needed a ride-to-church project), but now don't feel like finishing it.  Later today I started a preemie hat for this, but can't bring myself to like it enough to continue.*  It always happens after a long project ends.

*(Don't worry, that's where most of the other hats I've made so far will go.)

Sunday, March 2, 2014


All hats this month.  I think I also did a few colors on the afghan, but it isn't done yet, so I won't post it.

Adult man's hat, knitted.
Was supposed to be a woman's chemo cap, but came out very, very small.  Lace-edged, knitted.

Woman's chemo cap, cable-edged, knitted.
Child's hat, cable edged, knitted.  This and the one above are knit in short rows, side to side.  Very fun to make.

Was supposed to be a baby hat, but looks like a kid's.  Knitted with a top knot.
Another Sara's Slouch, crocheted.  (I LOVE this picture!)