Kool Vibes

The Vibrotis FO pics have (mainly) been taken but are not yet uploaded. I’ll try to catch up with those later.

As I now have an embarrassment of Vibrant yarn, I am attempting a Koolhaas hat. The project is not on Ravelry yet as it is very much a matter of experimentation and the project may well not take off. I had three attempts at casting on, the first of which got as far as 4 pattern rows. The second attempt I gave up on half way through the rib. The third attempt is approaching the end of the ribbing and I am feeling rather more confident about its chances – though this does not equate to any real hope or expectation of completion because:

  1. I have never got on with circular needles
  2. No, really, I just cannot knit with circs – I fumble the needles, and it plays havoc with my tension
  3. Silk does not seem to be a good choice for a hat, which needs to be elastic
  4. and certainly not on circular needles, where I need the help of an elastic yarn
  5. There are umpteen little cables to do, of three varieties, and all in the round
  6. It’s a chart and not a proper written down pattern

So, there you have it, that is what will be stressing yours truly over the holidays – that, and the tatting, but at least it won’t be turkey-fretting that gets me down or the inability to purchase a decent sprout… or the queues at the supermarket checkout at 9am on Christmas Eve… I’m taking it easy – the Koolhaas way.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Thanks!

Thanks!

It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Cannot load blog information at this time.