Last weekend I updated my Stash page on Ravelry. While I was sorting through all my Cascade 220, I discovered a note to myself that I had bought a skein of Cascade 220 and a skein of Noro Silk Garden, specifically to knit a Turn A Square hat for someone in particular.
“I did?” I thought. “I was?” I had forgotten all about this, even though it was only six months ago. Although it was for a Christmas gift, I decided I should crank out that hat and ship it to her.
As you all know, I hate Noro. Another reason to hate it is that Kimble loves it very much. In chicken terms, he “goes broody” over any skein left unattended.
Can you see it peeking out in front? He’s incubating an entire skein. I dare you to reach under there and take it from him. (Actually he’s a very non-violent cat, his main tactics are guilt and crying. It’s safe, I promise.)
Here’s the hat, half-completed. It’s actually finished now, and blocking on the table behind me, but I’m running about a week behind in the knit blogging. (I finished Rambling Rows, did I mention that? I don’t think I did. I’m just waiting for inspiration to strike before unfolding it and getting some pictures.)
In other news, I finally got the feather and fan sock pattern feathering and fanning the way I wanted.
I just wanted a subtle little ripple, nothing too fancy, just to give the stripes a little something to do. This is:
Row 1: k2tog twice, (knit, YO) four times, k2tog twice
Rows 2-6: knit
Dolly has developed little gold spangles on her chest.
And will you check out that chicken cleavage!
This picture also illustrates something that makes me a little sad. When they were chicks, their eyes were solid black, which tended to sparkle in the light, and which was ever so cute. At some point during the transition to pullet, their eyes changed to regular chicken eye colors – goldish greenish for Dolly, and yellow for the other three.
Their yellow chicken eyes kind of freak me out. But I love them anyway.