Thank you for all your kind and supportive-of-long-hair comments on my last post. I wasn’t fishing for compliments — honest! Just attempting a preemptive strike to avoid the inevitable emails criticizing my personal style and hair choices. And for the most part, it worked.
Okay, first of all, the Knittens pattern has been finalized, and is now available for sale in my Ravelry store.
Speaking of mittens, I’ve been working on the second fishie mitten:
It is a fair bit further along than the photo shows, as I took that picture 24 hours ago.
And in slouchy hat land, I have finished the second Super Slouch:
I strong-armed one of my co-workers (far younger and cuter than I) to model it:
I should have the pattern finalized in a day or two, with both versions of the hat included. I’ll let you know when it, too, is available in my Ravelry store.
As you can see, this hat is knit from a true variegated yarn. The lace pattern I am using for this version is a very simple all-over pattern — much more suited to the variegation than the pattern for Super Slouch I. The yarn I am using here is Fiesta Boomerang in the “Morocco” colorway.
Interestingly, this yarn is listed as aran weight, but it works up very nicely at the same gauge (and needle size) as the Madeline Tosh DK I used for the other Super Slouch.
Lucy is thinking about that.
Did you see that the guidelines for Camp Loopy Project III are up on Sheri’s blog? I’m really looking forward to this project. I’ve ordered my yarn and am eagerly awaiting August 15 when I can get started!