Awwwwwwwww . . .
And speaking of pink, I finished the back of my Noro tank:
The Noro Lily yarn is lovely to knit. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m not a fan of knitting with cotton. But I’m enjoying this very much. The addition of 30% silk makes it feel quite nice and gives a nice sheen to it.
That’s the flower on my bucket hat that I crocheted on a whim. Here’s what I did:
Chain 12 and join to make a circle. Double crochet four times in the first chain stitch, slip the next chain stitch and repeat this until you have six petals. Couldn’t be easier, right?
Speaking of the bucket hat . . .
The Mission Falls cotton is a bit heavier than the gauge the pattern calls for, and I chose it on purpose. I wanted to knit a heavier yarn at a tight gauge to make a stiffer fabric. I went down two needle sizes to get the gauge for this hat and I’m very happy with the results. It was tough knitting in places, but I think the results are worth it.
Steek This, Baby!
Yes! It’s today! This afternoon at 4:00pm I’ll be cutting the steek for Flora’s second sleeve. At my favorite yarn shop, Knit Happens. Y’all come by now, hear?
Lucy’s gonna stay home and nap. I love it when she uses her tail as a pillow!