I got a couple things off the the needles and off my bobbins. I finally finished the ruffled hat of doom or awesomeness, depending on how I’m feeling about it. It seems to fit anywhere from a three year old to a seven year old. I’m not sure how that happened. The gauge is not quite what I thought it was. I’m sure I can work out the stitches per inch but the ruffles are making it very difficult to find the rows per inch. When I try to do it off the inside of the hat all those purl bumps make my brain turn to mush. I think I’m going to take it to the lys and ask for help. I have to go to get some Kidsilk Haze for a second go at the hat anyway. I’m going to write out the pattern and try to knit a different size. I’m really glad the yarn I used was good and sturdy. I think I pulled the hat out at least four times. I also plyed and set some handspun. The black Merino, a white Polwarth blend and a re-ply of a commercial yarn are all finished and skeined.
On the needles, I have the Argentiere pullover and the Narcissa Socks from the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits. I really love that magazine. There are two more patterns I want to start right away and several farther down the knitting queue. I don’t know what it is but I’ve been really fighting the urge to cast on a ton of projects. I have startitis. Usually, I’m really good about keeping WIPs to a minimum. I’ll have a big project, a small project and one spinning project going at a time. I feel like that is pretty reasonable. I finish everything in a timely manner and don’t create to much mess with yarn all over the house. But right now I want to cast on every cute pattern I see. On top of that, I have a couple new pattern ideas rattling around in my head, begging to be started. I must resist the urge to cast on at least until I have the front and back of the pullover done.
I’m pretty sure all the awesome fiber festivals have contributed to my case of startitis. I went to the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo. It was a good time as usual. I got some fiber and yarn from one of my favorite booths, Fiberstory. I picked up a skein of Fave in a new colorway called Mythic. The dark color with a variety of subtle undertones is perfect for the Narcissa socks. I also picked of some sock yarn from North Cabin Fiber crafts and a kit for a Kusha Kusha scarf. So much yarn, so many beautiful patterns and no where near enough time.
P.S. Here is the back of my Ginny Cardigan.