Don't touch that dial
I would say that it was Thursday or Friday when the dial was officially turned from Spring to Summer. Wow, what a nice weekend we had! It's the perfect time to finish a wool-ish winter hat, make the grrs model it (see the new "Galway Hat" photo album), and start another in 100% wool, don't you think? I love this hat and I loved knitting it, and reading a chart is a piece of cake once you get the hang of it (about 120 rows!). For the new one, I have replaced the bobble and traveling cable rows with a big, braided cable from Aran Knitting, and I'll likely make some adjustments (increase the number of stitches picked up) to the crown. I'm using the Galway yarn that I bought at the LYS last week. I love how it's turning out!
We've had our fits and starts this weekend. My original modification to add the cable design didn't work out. I put it aside on Friday night, made adjustments on Saturday morning, then frogged and started over. And K has cast on numerous times to make a narrow scarf with the wool that she bought last week. She wanted something a little lacy and tried three different patterns from three different sources before settling on one that 1) she likes (a lot) and 2) isn't too difficult. For a girl who's not done more than straight stitch and a bit of ribbing before, the second pattern she chose -- with a 12-row repeat, no less -- was just a tad over her head. She learned all about K2tog, SKP, and yo, and was able to "practice" those skills, so it wasn't a total loss. Third time's the charm. I'll post a pic and details soon.
Having finally decided to do a little dusting over the weekend, I also decided that Knitting Central was looking pretty awful -- new acquisitions jumbled atop WIPs and items in need of frogging. I took inspiration from Knitty and plunked all my needles in this wonderful pitcher that was totally under-appreciated in the upstairs bathroom cabinet (even if the cabinet does have glass doors) and, in the process, gained a drawer in which to store yarn.
We're enjoying iris season -- this is a variety that we inherited with the property, and one of my favorites. A fernery without ferns needs... a cat! And M. I just don't know what to say about that kid.