Joining Ginny from Small Things this Wednesday for another Yarn-Along...
On the Needles: Finished the Pimp My Longies pattern, which turned out beautifully (will post photos soon) and cast on the R2D2 Hat for T. R2D2 has been frustrating to say the least because the directions aren't the clearest. If you're experienced in fair isle knitting and reading colorwork charts you probably wouldn't have a problem with this pattern at all, but since this is only the second time I've tried my hand at color stranded kniting it's been a struggle for me. I had to rip it out and start over four times, but I've finally got the hang of it and it's now become a project that I look forward to. I love watching the design come out and this time I'm very aware of my tension as I knit, so I won't have the puckering I had the first time I tried color stranded knitting. You can't really see it in the picture, but the bottom of the hat reads: May the Force be With You. T is very excited and keeps saying he'll be the envy of his co-workers. The maroon edge is a provisional cast-on that I'll eventually take out and put a lining in its place. This should be one really warm hat.
Reading: The newest issue of Poets & Writers, which has a great interview with Joan Didion.
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