Day 13 through 20

Fiber ButtonWell, a week has passed since my last post on progress for the Daily Dose of Fiber.  Believe me….I’ve been progressing.  In fact, I have made a lot of progress in the past few days alone.  I think 3 or more hours a day just in the past 2 days would fill all the time that I haven’t posted about, but I have been working on different projects. 
The socks are still a WIP….maybe some time this century I’ll pick them up and focus better on finishing them.
The reason I haven’t finished them yet is because I just HAD to cast on for the Knitting Daily’s Knit-Along on the Central Park Hoodie.  Ok, so I’m not participating in the KAL chatter and I’m rushing ahead on my own….what else is new.  And, my rebellious self screamed, “Why should I use that expensive wool they are using in the pattern?!  I get the right gauge with this cheap ole Red Heart Super Saver and I have enough in this particular color that I am casting on right now!”  Or maybe it was the poor woman behind the rebellious one that screamed that.  Maybe a bit of both.  So far I have made it about 1/3 of the way up the back of the hoodie.  It’s in a mustard seed yellow color that RH calls ‘Gold’.  I wasn’t sure I’d want a sweater made with it, but it is looking pretty and I am sure will compliment my red hair well.  The gorgeous cables are popping (did y’all know how much I LOVE cables.  I think they are the most beautiful pieces of knitting and looming!  Love’em!).  I need to hurry up and find the US 6 circular that I’ll need for later in the pattern.  Something tells me that I’ll be ordering from on-line because you know that Wally World and Hobby Lobby never have the needle size specifically that you need when you need it!  😛
Besides that hoodie, I also had to work up a pattern of mine again on the Kiss Loom so that I could make sure that my written directions were correct before I typed it up for the Kiss Loom’s 2nd Birthday Party this Saturday.  This hat has a ‘snakeskin’ stitch pattern to it and I have lovingly dedicated the name of the pattern to my dear friend, Vivian McKnight, who is just starting her battle with cancer.  I think the hat would make a great chemo cap.  And therefore, I strongly encourage those of you who do charity work to use it as often as you need to!
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Now I’m off to pick up that Central Park Hoodie and work on it while listening to this week’s Fiber ‘Tudes podcast.  😉

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lara
    Aug 21, 2009 @ 03:35:23

    The hat is beautiful! Way to go on your projects. Sending wishes for a healthy recovery for your friend Vivian.

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  2. gettinitpegged
    Aug 21, 2009 @ 18:17:07

    Very nice job on that hat, Robin! I love cables the best too…and really like how they are stacked in your hat. 🙂 It’s sweet of you to dedicate it to your friend…

    The Central Park Hoodie is fabulous! Somebody needs to do that one on a loom and quick…it’s absolutely glorious. I can’t wait to see yours finished! Hugs…
    Bethany~

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