On the Needles – December 11, 2015

If I had to guess, I’d say there’s no way this cardigan is going to be finished by December 25. It won’t be the first (or the last) deadline I’ve missed but I’m giving it my best shot.

Hitofude

Hitofude

Last night I did finish this sleeve section. I still have to close up the seam, get past the part where I messed up last time and then I’ll have a better idea of how much I can get done before Christmas.

It’s Hitofude and the yarn is Madelinetosh DK Twist in Fir Wreath.

What’s on your needles? Are you getting all your Christmas knitting finished on time?

Spinning Wheel Update

Last week, the seller/shipper of the used spinning wheel I had purchased that was damaged in shipping let me know that she had received full payment from UPS. They paid the full insured amount plus what I had paid them for the shipping/insurance so that was a great outcome. A new wheel has been ordered and I think the shipping date is December 18. That means there’s a good chance I’ll have it for Christmas.

Spinning Wheels

Spinning Wheels

It’s impossible to get a good picture in front of that window. The light that comes in is great when I’m spinning or rug hooking.  This is how the end of the dining room looks . . not good. I need to clean and re-arrange one of the extra bedrooms and get the spinning wheels moved in there . . or convince my husband that I need another room.  🙂

On the Needles – October 30, 2015

This week has been more about another hobby . . later blog post . . but I did finish my Zombie Apocalypse hat. You never know what’s going to happen in this crazy world so everyone should have a Zombie Apocalypse hat, right?

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

This hat was a joy to make. First, it isn’t knit in the round. Hallelujah! It was knit flat and then the three needle bind off made it round.

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

Zombie Apocalypse Hat

It was interesting to make because pointy end was shaped with short rows. Instead of wrap and turns (W&T), I did German short rows, which I think are neater. The yarn is Madelinetosh Chunky, which is Aran weight, so it’s pretty quick to make. I have several sweater quantities of Madelinetosh Chunky and I almost always buy a bit more yarn than I’ll need so hopefully I’ll have yarn leftover from some projects to make more of these hats.