Thursday, July 03, 2008

doing my part

I did a little to help the economy of St. Helena, CA over the weekend. While most of our economic stimulus check was spent on the (very dull) rent, I did buy some new sock yarn. I only had three skeins of Regia sock yarn in my stash! It was necessary!

I do love Regia sock yarn, and I've been very good about knitting from my vast stores of stash for quite a while. And Hubby says that he will knit the Kaffe Fassett yarn into socks for himself, so long as I do the hard parts. That's a deal I'll accept any day!

While struggling through some computer problems this week, I needed a little project to keep nearby, as an attempt to keep my cool. I found this hat upstairs, with about 8 rounds completed. Technical difficulties continued, and I finished this earlier today. It's Silky Wool, and an improv-ed pattern. I grafted the last stitches, and it seems to be a good solution to prevent a bump on the top of your noggin. It fits me well, very snug, and I think it will work under my bike helmet when the weather gets chilly. I'm going to try and keep working on my languishing projects from upstairs throughout the summer. The yarns aren't in my Ravelry stash, so I won't have the pleasure of marking them as used, but it'll be good to get finished objects more quickly! Instant gratification...

1 comment:

guiltypleasures said...

Socks have hard parts? LOL. Does he already know how to knit?

Regia silk is one of my favorites and I love the colorway. Those will be amazing!

Cute hat. Good for you attempting to finish the languishing projects. I just did that and next thing I knew, I had a bunch of things to block. Very gratifying though.