Friday, January 2, 2015

Believe It or Not

The end is in sight.  There are just a handful of boots to go.  I know what the final tally will be, but will leave you in the dark.  Suspense and all, you know.

A very rainy day in Athens today, which has wreaked havoc on my sinuses.  I wasn't able to do any reading, or close work, because of the pain behind my eyes.  It's a good thing knitting doesn't have to be looked at constantly, or I would have gotten nothing done today at all.

Slouchy hats are The Thing around here right now.  I showed Hannah a couple I had finished for the etsy store, and she asked if she could have them.  There are a lot of free patterns around for "slouches," so I just started making them with whatever yarn would work. None have made it to the shop --- Hannah has a lot of friends who like hats, it would seem.

 This one is made from Bijou Basin Ranch "Lhasa Wilderness," a blend of yak down and bamboo.  I'm pretty sure I got it from KnitCrate. It is divine.  Not even a quarter of the way in, I knew I was going to keep this one, if it looked even halfway decent on me.  I put a simple twisted ribbing on it, which I think adds a nice touch.

Boots today: lizard skin and ultra-skinny toes:

People ask all the time if the pointed toes are painful.  Nope, because your foot stops well behind the "point."  If your toes do feel pinched in boots, you've got the wrong size.


While They Play Football a Couple of Miles Away. . .

It's two sticks and a piece of string.  You have to stop and realize that occasionally.  And this is a simple slipped-stitch border. ...