Literally. I really hope the kid in Afghanistan who gets this hat doesn't have allergies.
I finally got the ends sewn in after I took it away from Talitha.
I guess I better wash it before I send it off.
I also got the latest shoulder shawl blocked. It still needs its ends sewn in. No, I didn't finish the others. One a week seems to be my limit, mostly due to the call of competing projects.
Projects like the Mountain Colors cardigan which lacks about three inches plus a hem on the body. Maybe it will look worth a photo when I finish this part.
Since I plan picot hemmed cuffs, I want to finish the body with bands and all before I complete the sleeves to have a better chance of getting the sleeve length right. I want to get to the point where I can start on button bands in circle on Wednesday. I actually haven't done buttons bands before this sweater. The only other cardigan I've made had none.
In purchased sweaters I wear cardigans the most. I need to knit more cardigans, so I signed up for a three-session class later this month on Karen's multi-gauge simple pattern from the new line she calls Spectrum.
I rarely take project classes, but like her top-down sweaters, this is a design-it-yourself sweater -- my kind.
Things have quieted down a bit here since The Big Harlot Hit. Page hits seem to have settled into the 50 o 80 a day range from the 30 to 50 I'd reached before. Plus I find people recognize me when I comment on their blogs.
I'll celebrate my six-month blogiversary on the 16th. I think these stats are pretty good for starting from not even regularly reading blogs before. Aren't they?
Oh, I have an extra autographed copy of Stephanie Casts Off for a celebratory drawing. I hope by then I can solve the puzzle of why most of my e-mail comment notices go missing so I can actually get an address for the winner.