The Knittens are done — see?
To recap, these were knit from Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, using the Celadon and Turquoise colorways. The pair took approximately 150 yards of each color, so one can easily get two pairs of mittens out of these two skeins. Note to myself: store all leftover MadTosh mitten yarn in a special place so I can mix and match colors for another pair.)
I used a U.S. size 2 (2.75mm needle) for a gauge of 9 sts/9 rows over one inch in the colorwork.
Pattern coming soon!
There were a couple of questions about my Super Slouch and the volume of hair it would hold, so I present the following photos in response.
Please to note that this hair photo is presented for scientific experimental purposes only. Yes, I know that I have age-inappropriate hair length. I like it this way and have no immediate plans to cut it. Yes I know that in this photo it looks like the ends are damaged, but they are not. My hair is wavy/curly and I air-dry it so it dries very wavy. Right before this photo was taken, I brushed it out so you would get some idea of the volume of hair I was shoving into the hat. Hence the appearance of the ends.
A close-up of the ends:
Not a split end in sight.
Can you tell that I have received a lot of unsolicited, unwanted advice about my hair?
Anyway, here is the hair bundled up in the hat, from the back.
And from the side.
All photos taken against the white stucco wall of my villa in Italy.
I did not put the hair up with any pins or clips, just shoved it into the hat. I think when I actually wear the hat in the winter I’ll put it up with a hair fork or something. But as you can see, there is ample room in the hat for my metric ton of hair.
I am working on the second Super Slouch in the alternate lace pattern, but since it is commuter knitting only, there is not yet much progress to show you. I’ll report back on Tuesday with a photo of my progress.
But Wait, There’s More!
This lovely fishie is Goldfish Wanda:
And here is a mitten inspired by her.
I am using The Loopy Ewe Solid Series fingering weight yarn, in the “Tangerine” and “Caribbean” colorways on my usual size 2 (2.75mm) needles.
This mitten was so much fun to knit that I did knit it very quickly — I cast on late Friday night after I finished the second Knitten and finished it this morning. I’ll be casting on the second mitten shortly.
This is the best thing to do on a hot steamy weekend:
Nap in the a/c!