Winning with a finish this week! I completed my Cardi B on Friday, and blogged about it here. I love it, I have just a little bit of yarn left, but am counting all 5 balls as being gone from stash. My only wish: it was chilly enough to wear around the house! Yes, I believe blocking WILL fix the button band not laying flat. Also, eventually buttons (LOL).
Over the summer I released a pattern called the Unassuming Hat (Ravelry Link), I knit 4 of them in the span of a month. Honestly, I REALLY love this pattern. Its unisex and works up quickly. The cable keeps it from being too boring. My spouse’s niece mentioned liking the cream with the yellow pom-pom one quite a bit. Which led to me telling her I was going to knit her and her husband matching hats for Christmas. Which brings us to December (today), when I’m finally knitting the hats to put in the mail for Christmas. While not officially on my YOP list, it was on my to-knit list. And I love the pattern and wanted to put it out there a little more.
I started the hat Friday evening. Honestly, I LOVE provisional cast on. It’s a little bit of extra work, but it makes a huge difference! I finished the brim Saturday, and today I worked just over 1.5 repeats in the body (18 rows ea). Hopefully I can finish this hat by Tuesday and start the 2nd (identical except the pom-pom) on Wednesday. I want to have all my gifts in the mail by 12/14 for the holidays.
This weekend was also spent making cookies. I did Brownie Biscotti, Glazed Maple Shortbread, and Sugar Cookies. I also purchased the kids a “Ninjabread”cookie set from Target, we made those yesterday and decorated them today. The kids were excited to make their own Ninjabread Man, just like in the book (the Ninjabread Man). I am weirded out by they HONEY the instructions had us add to the cookie mix instead of molasses. I will be making my favorite recipe later this week (that has molasses- so dreamy), after I buy more BUTTER (we’ve been using so. much. butter.). Have I ever mentioned my love of molasses? Yeah, it runs HOT. When I only have a tiny bit left in the jar, I put it in my coffee. *SWOON* I don’t think I’m going to run out of molasses this year though. *Sad Face*
The cutters are only plastic, but they should last us a few years. For the $5 I paid for the kit, I think it was worth it.
Have a great week, next week I hope to have 2 finished hats to share!