Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Yarn Along - Two [Hats] Are Better Than [None]

There hasn't been a whole lot of knitting and much of what has been done has been some serious Stella Knitting (also known as Un-knitting because I kept *cypherin' my maths wrong on a Very Simple Project :-o).  

After being Stella Re-Knitted six or seven times (because if it's not right...), the Liddy hat is finished. Well, of course not entirely.  When I first blocked it I thought it was borderline too long.  As it dried it started creeping up my ears to where it's now borderline too short.  

I usually block my hats on my head.  I'm going to try re-blocking to keep it stretched out as it dries and see if that fixes things.  If it doesn't, it will probably fit Stella perfectly and she can laugh every time she puts in on knowing how many times I ripped it back haha ;-).  

I've actually been wearing it quite a bit until these last couple of hot days (this winter is wearing me out!), but it would be perfect if it just had two or maybe three more rows.  

I have plenty of the too thin, wonky Liddy yarn left.  Knitting it doubled made for a perfectly warm, smooshy hat (much like the Lidd-ster herself :-) and camouflaged all the inconsistencies. Now that I've got the cypherin' straight, a second hat should practically knit itself (insert picture of Hank from yesterday... ;-)

The Gone to the Mountains hat is coming along.  I finished the tops of the big trees this afternoon while providing company for a guest staying in the Wool House.  More on that tomorrow.  Don't be disappointed when you find out it's not a lamb ;-).

I need to do a whole long story 'splainin' post about what I've been reading lately.  Don't be surprised when you find out it's cookbooks ;-).  I'm also still enjoying Brave and Loyal, which I coincidentally started when I started the Mountains hat in the middle of January.  

How am I still working on savoring both?!?  Sigh...

Joining in with Ginny...

*Huh???  Granny Clampett was actually Jed's mother-in-law?!?  I. did. not. know. that.

Okay, let's all date ourselves.  Show of hands - who knows what a cement pond is?


  1. WElllas they say TWO heads are better than One....baaaaaad joke,!!! love your hats..and yarn and sheep and story... Lambie here in Minnesota where I wish I had one of those hats....below zero and lots of new snow.....sigh.. Blessinsg to you all ;;;in the sheepfilled night safe in the lovely ..Minnesota Grandma Merri

  2. Those hats are simply beautiful. I'll bet that if you reblock it, the fit will be perfect. Or add on a couple more rows !!. You are blessed to have Stella as your cohort in your knitting adventures!

  3. Waving hand, and proud to say that my 15-year-old 6'2" son (wrap your mind around THAT) could, too!

  4. Swimming pool! Pretty hat!

  5. Pronounced " SEE-ment pond"! Why, bless yer heart; 'course Ah do!

    Shucks, it cain't be Ellie Mae stay in' (Amy spell check on my iPhone is going nuts as I type this) at her Wool House can it? Ain't she daid?

  6. I ,too, watched the Beverly Hillbillies with their seement pond swimming pool. Your hats are beautiful.
    I would not wish our weather today for you. Cold,windy, thunder, very wet snow! so hope your temps just cool down to make you more comfortable.

    1. We actually got that last night. Today is just windy and cold...but headed back to upper 50's this weekend. Yeesh...

  7. What if you crocheted a pretty edge on on it? That would extend it the three rows...

  8. Granny called the swimming pool a cement pond! I loved that show!
    You Liddy hat is wonderful!! :)

  9. Well doggies ~ a seement pond! Love your Liddy hat ~ And your cookin' up vittles!?! I think we're gonna need pictures :-)

  10. Loved the BH when I was a kid. The highlight was always Ellie May and whatever critter she had in tow that day. 'Wow, a goat on TV! Wow, a real raccoon!" Stuff you see as a kid sticks with you forever - sure wish things they saw now were as innocent. Your hats are great!! Maybe Stella secretly had her eye on that one and was putting her vibes all over it every time she had you rip it out. haha

  11. gorgeous hats!! fair isle knitting is so beautiful to me.

  12. I cant knit to save my life lol. Love the hats.

  13. I hope it is OK to reference another blog here for devoted Hank fans. Cat Urbigkit guests blogs occasionally at Steve Bodio's Querencia. Cat is a Wyoming sheep rancher whose ability to convey the role of LGD's has enthralled me since the first time I saw one of her articles. She and husband Jim have just added a couple of Central Asian Ovcharka youngsters to the security team (which includes burros), and she describes their introduction to the flock here:
    I just picked up Cat's latest book "Brave and Loyal" from my library and it is screaming READ ME FIRST but there are a couple titles in the pile that have longer waiting lists/fewer copies, so I must whittle my way down to it - should reach it later in the week. Cat has several other titles not carried by my library system so I am going to have to nudge the library to acquire them.
    Speaking of good books, I appreciate your mention of titles you have enjoyed listening to. I am creeping my way to the top of the Major Pettigrew's Last Stand waiting list. I don't think I have seen a comment here on the Flavia de Luce series, the latest of which is waiting for pickup as I write this, just in time for a road trip this weekend. I read a couple titles, then took an audiobook on the road, and now always wait until I can get the exquisitely read versions.
    Best regards to all at Punkin's Patch, I look forward to sharing a few minutes with you every day.


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