It has been a cold and rainy and icy week here but there's a warming trend now, 54 today and 60's tomorrow and sunshine! I need it too. I have been like a slug; no energy, no motivation but tomorrow I'll go for a nice walk with the girls and hopefully that will jump start my engine again.
I started this hat for my grandson Grayson. He was named after the Irish side of the family so I chose this worsted yarn by Knitpicks called Dublin and I named the hat Dubliner. It is the ear flap pattern from Purl Soho in the child's size.
This was supposed to be a scarf for my son Benjamin who's birthday is the 18th. Why do I always try something new for a gift? It was the Herringbone stitch which I mastered but I struggled with the cable as I think it was too short. I was literally having to pick up some stitches with my fingernails to get the needle underneath the yarn! I love wooden needles but they are not very "pointy".
I finally had to frog it until I get some better needles to work with it and not have a deadline. I think I'd rather have straight needles to do a scarf anyway. As soon as I finish Grayson's hat I will cast on a hat for Ben instead. I do like the Herringbone pattern but if you mess up it REALLY throws off the pattern and it is very obvious and I'm not sure I would know how to "back out" of a mistake on this one. I'd hate to make a mistake on row 60 of the 61 rows required.
The cuff is done on the sock and now it's just knit for 6 inches but I haven't had much time with 2 gifts to get done.
All my other time has been spent setting up Outlook for my organizational tool and projects. I did organize and get up to date with my Ravelry projects and my list here on my blog....finally. I also decided not to list my books and reviews here on my blog but instead put a widget to Goodreads where I will list my books, reviews and books I want to read. No sense duplicating my efforts and Goodreads is so great for keeping track especially for my "series" books.
I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and warming up after the "deep freeze" across the country. Happy Trails until we meet again..........