It's like an owl without a graduation cap: heartbreaking!



On a similar note: I went to the post office (the one 5 blocks away, NOT the one I can see from my window) to pick up a package, in the rain, carrying a very bulky canvas.  In the mailbox when I got home: another delivery slip for a package that was at the same post office.  Arg.


Nifty hats

I made a hat!

Now, I make a lot of hats, so this isn't really a huge thing, but this is a pretty neat hat so I want to talk about it.

Pooled kitty hat

This was made from some yarn I dyed a while ago.  Using intentional pooling, I made the colours line up (because I'm awesome like that) and then I gave it pseudo-ears because they are adorable.  I'd write up a pattern for this, but since it really depends on the way the yarn was dyed to work, and since I dyed it myself, it probably wouldn't be all that useful.

But yeah!  Hat!  I guess i didn't actually want to say all that much about it, but I really like it, and so now I am posting about it hooray.  Here it is flat:

Berry twist kitty hat (side B) Berry twist kitty hat (side A)

I also made a similar hat, using the same yarn but a different number of stitches:
Striped kitty hat

It's interesting how just changing the number of stitches has such a big effect.  Neat!



Octopus Mittens

Including Octopus Mittens! One of them is significantly larger than the other...my plan is to attach an i-cord like kindergarten kids have, so they won't fall off. Hopefully. If that fails I'll try adding elastic, but I'm worried it will wrinkle the design.

Here's some more stuff I've made: (apologies for the dubious photos)
Noro Shrug Noro Sweater Cropped purple sweater Scarf shawl thing Knitted Lace Bracelet - Underwater Trampoline Laced red hat Spiral point hat Oversized bobble hat Flying birds hat Moss Scarf Laced mittens 10 foot scarf Green slitted hat Mitten surgery

I only made the blue section of the last mitten - I took fingerless gloves to a festival, and it was much colder than expected, so I had to do some impromptu mitten surgery.

This shirt was made with dumpster yarn:
Lace fuzz top

These two were made with my handspun/dyed:
Kobo Cover Grasslands hat
(The one on the left is a Kobo cover.)

This cowl:
Candy Cowl
is made with the only non-blue-y yarn I got at the Knitter's Fair, and it's sooooooo nice - delightful colours, and it's wonderfully soft and squishy. It's Wink Wink Worsted, by Studioloo, who are super awesome and should definitely be investigated if you're into yarn. They make awesome crazy art yarn too!

(This is the yarn I got at the Knitter's Fair, by the way:)
Knitter's Fair Haul

That's all for now.