Thanks to everybody who chimed in with encouragement about starting Juliet. Did I take their advice? Nooooooooo. I really wanted to get the baby sweater done, and today I finished it, mostly while at knitting group. Here’s a picture of it blocking and hopefully I’ll be able to find a model for it. I don’t think the giftee has arrived yet, so she may not be available for her.
Now that the baby sweater is complete, can I start Juliet? Still no. I realized that a good friend, who recently decided to move his family to Connecticut, is leaving next week, so what better reason is there to knit a warm alpaca hat? I cast on for the Hot Head hat from Stitch ‘n Bitch, thanks to Madgik’s suggestion, and it’s in its infancy right now. The Hot Head Hat is a simple 2×2 rib watch cap in a chunky yarn. I’m using Berroco Ultra Alpca doubled in the peat colorway, which is a green heather. The plan is to send four more warm caps for the rest of the family at a later time. I just want to get this going-away giftee done.
And then Juliet? Maybe not. I have another friend who recently had a babe, and I’d like to make a hat like this for that little rockin’ dude too. I guess I must be in a hat craze right now. I really do love knitting up hats because there’s nothing like a little instant gratification now and then. Maybe then, I’ll get to Juliet. If nothing else crops up, of course.
The first of the UCLA footies is crawling along. I finished the toe and up the foot. I just need Sweetie Boy to try it on, and then figure out the math for a toe-up gusset heel on 44 stitches. I was going to try Wendy’s sportweight toe-up gusset heel pattern but I’m not crazy about how it looks. I tried to see if I could easily work out the math for Widdershins, since I liked the look of that heel, but the math made my head spin a bit. I don’t do Linda Blair in “The Exorcist” very well at all, so I gave up. Anybody have any other ideas or suggestions?