I guess it's not technically summer. but it sure feels like it! it was nice to finally get a day off yesterday. like a real day off. as in my mom watched isa so that I could drink coffee and knit all day. what fun! and thanks, mom! I slept in for a little, then took an actual morning shower, and went down to get some good coffee and knit for a few hours. here's what I managed to get done:
btw, it's not easy to cable and bind off at the same time. I think my head almost exploded trying to figure out what I was doing. and I also think I may have miscalculated somewhere and ended up with six stitches instead of four at the end. I'm hoping it won't be really noticeable once it's finished because I was not about to go back and try to fix that! and I started the front, but didn't get too far. I decided to work both pieces at once and I'm only about half way through the ribbing right now. oh, and I also met a fellow knitter while at the coffee shop! she encouraged me to go down to the lys in san jose, which I foolishly did and ended up with this:
is it time for me to get on the sock wagon or what? this photo doesn't actually show the colors so well, but it's so cute in real life. I thought about getting something more variegated, but then decided against it because, in reality, I'm much too boring for that. regardless, I do want to make some socks and now that I've got this stuff in my hands, I am so itching to start some! ack!
I also had a 50% and a 40% off coupon to use. so I got this and this. such fun for me!
oh! and I wove and washed and blocked on friday night. behold the cuteness...
the actual color is inbetween the two pics here. I decided to skip the earflaps on this pattern so that it could be more of a spring/summer hat. and I also decided to leave off the ties and instead wove a ribbon through the bobbles as a little somethin'-somethin' to make it a bit summerier. I think it came out quite well!
enough jibber jabber for one day here. I should have more progress pics coming up soon!