Monday, September 03, 2007

Really Need to Get Organized

Now I have my Vegan Pal 2 Swap pal. I think all that is left is the pal for Fall into Autumn Swap. That will make 5 swaps going at the same time. Oh My! Time to get organized!!

In the meantime, I still need to keep being organized on the baby gift front. I finished another hat, the one in the Fiesta Ombre.

I FINALLY settled on a pattern combination for what I want to make for my sister only to realize I don't have size 8US 24" circular needles. I REALLY want to do the entire thing in the round instead of having to do a front and back, lots of seams etc, etc, Bummer. I am going to have to either call around to see if anyone I know locally has them so i can borrow them or buy them. Grrr


So in the meantime, I cast on yet another baby hat. I got the pattern from Ravelry to try it called Cotton Stretchy Baby Hat because it called for Cascade Fixation and I had a skein of it from Cass . It calls for 60 stitches on circulars but that stretched way too much. I know there is elastic in the yarn but still. I frogged it and went back to just dpns. Much better. I also did a first and put that bit of info in the editors notes on Ravelry. If this is supposed to be a beginner's pattern, just go straight to dpns and don't ask the knitter to stretch so much.

Last day of summer vacation today. Wish us luck for tomorrow.

5 comments:

Holly said...

Love the colors in the hat. It is too cute. Good luck tomorrow.

Channon said...

Love the hat! Unfortunately, my only #8 circs are within my Knitpick Options... I'll double-check to be sure though.

Good luck with the first day of school!

Gnat said...

I started going through the blogroll from the "fall into Autumn" swap and figured I should say hi to you as well. :)

Hope all is going good. :)

NH Knitting Mama said...

The hat looks so cute!

Anne said...

Very cute! Someday I'm going to have to look into baby hats and booties - they're so much faster than blankies and there are about a million and two babies on the way for others in my life!