Miles of stockinette. Three rows to think about between the cast on and the decreases. I can’t say enough about the Midas Hat as COVID-19 knitting. The yarn is deep stash, probably about 10 years old, and I’m fairly certain it is Mad Tosh.
I have a new hat. The pattern is Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach. I really like this pattern, and have already cast on another. I like this hat, but it is too dark for me. Maybe not always, but at least for right now. John was giving the hat googly eyes, so it is his now.
I finished my slippers. They were a quick knit, and I love the shape. I used the Women’s Felted Slippers pattern by Monique Rae. In the past I’ve made a lot of Duffers – Revisited, but after knitting these I will be making more Women’s Felted Slippers.
The slippers are too wide for how I would normally like my slippers, giving them a bit of a clown shoe vibe. It is my fault, not the pattern. I used bulky wool instead of worsted. I just knit a smaller size and hoped for the best. I didn’t change needles or knit a gauge swatch because they are slippers and I’m lazy.
These slippers are knit holding two yarns together. I knit the first slipper changing the yarn combination every two inches, alternating pinks and purples, to create a variegated look. I was using four colors of wool. By the time I knit the second slipper I was sick of doing that, so I just knit with two colors until the yarn ran out and switched colors at that point. It worked out fine. I should have been lazy from the start.
I’m happy with my new slippers. My MIL gets new slippers every Christmas, so she will getting a pair of these this year. Do you make slippers?
This week I was able to finish a project. I made two Winter Walk hats. I made one for myself last month, but I ended up giving it to Jess when we went to brunch. I knew I wanted to make myself another Winter Walk, because I love the hat. I realized I had the yarn and the poms to make two more that match the hat I gave to Jess. I decided to knit two more Winter Walks so that Ivy and I can match Jess when we go to brunch later this month.
Do you ever give your knits away randomly? I often give away hats or cowls I’m wearing if a friend likes it. I know I can make another one. Jess is the same way, which is how I got my favorite mittens.
I finished my Dreyma mittens today. They might look familiar, as I made a nearly identical pair for my sister for Christmas. I made one change when knitting my mittens, I added an inch to the cuff. I want my wrists to stay nice and toasty.
These mittens are knit out of Ístex Léttlopi on US 4 needles, so they should be incredibly warm. I hope I don’t have to use them until next year, but I live in Iowa and it is February, so I’ll probably need them soon.
In addition to completing the disco muppet, I also finished the Midas Hat I’ve been working on. Unlike the other pattern, this is one that I highly recommend and will be making again. I had been thinking about a sockhead hat for myself, but I think I’ll do a Midas instead because I really like the brim.
I love how this yarn knit up. It looks beautiful. It also crocked more than any yarn I’ve ever worked with. I soaked it several times, and hope that it will stop rubbing off on skin now. If not, I’m pretty sure my niece will never wear it.
In super wonderful news: my license and credit card were found and turned in to the zoo. I have both now. I’m relieved and happy. I took the kids out for tacos to celebrate.