Isn't she lovely? I'm almost there with Miss Dashwood. I muttered all the while I was doing the bobbles, but it was definitely worth it. I just love the little tuck or pleat or whatever you want to call it combined with the bobbles -- this is one pretty little hat!
While watching the Oscars, I finished the actual hat, knit both earflaps, and one of the ties. They are 11-inch, 2-stitch, k1p1 ties -- not as bad as bobbles, but Oh My. I'd considered doing something else, even considered pulling out a crochet hook, but they really need to be done the way they're written.
My eyebrows got some exercise late yesterday while I was reading Wendy's post. Wow, look out... Here come da knitting judge! Good grief. It appears that the jury has deliberated, however, and Bad-Ass Knitting has come out on top. Almost makes me want to start a garter stitch scarf on some big-ass needles.
In other news, that Curlie Girl ought to be having a debut soon -- Her Majesty St. Brigid is nearly complete -- and I can hardly stand it!
Kt was home this weekend and, boy, it was a busy one. Ai participated in the solo ensemble music competition -- I missed one of her performances, and she almost did, too, because I was in the wrong room. Argh. She had a solo in the morning and triple-trio and madrigal in the afternoon.
In between, we did a little shopping while Kt gathered applications -- she'd like to find an additional job for summer. At this time next year, she'll be studying abroad (England), so the wallet needs some fattening. And while we were doing that, Ai learned that she got the job she wanted! She's so excited (she'll start next Monday) and has already done the math (hours x wage = more than she's used to).
I got a bit of a start with the dreaded taxes, turned a mountain of laundry into a molehill, went to Home Depot to choose paint for the upstairs kitchen (very tricky), and watched the Oscars. I love award shows!