In preparation for knitting White Whiskers I've purchased some more Cascade 220 Superwash Sport to supplement what I have already. I've also purchased the pattern, but I've realized I need to get some more needles, I think. I'll be putting this pattern on the back burner for the time being. I have several other projects ahead of this hat, even though I really really want to ignore everything else and knit this up. Here are the three new colors I picked up:
I think I'm going to do gray cats with the turquoise back-ground and yellow cats with the dark green back-ground. I'll have to figure out which other colors to use. The hat needs four colors not including the little bits of white for the white whiskers. I really enjoyed using the 220 Superwash Sport the last time I used it for a colorwork hat. It's soft and durable, decent yardage for the price and its machine washable. That's why I originally did a search for sport weight stranded color work items.
Alright on to the things I've finished; well, almost finished. I need to pick out buttons, which I'm finding is a pesky process. I think I need to go button shopping.
I finished the little Entrechat. It just needs a button.
I also whipped up Sassafras. This too needs a button. This pattern is great and comes in child right up to adult sizes. I'm thinking about picking up some more yarn and making one for myself. I wish Christina wore hats, I would make her one to match Kylie's. The MadTosh DK is great to work with, very soft and the color is very pretty. I really need to get back to working on the purple shawl. I don't have that much to go and I would like to have it ready by Christmas. I took my wares to work and I've gotten two hat orders. I need to shore up the details on them both or else I would start one now. I have the next two days off for working this past weekend. I may knit up the one and if the color is quite right just do it over. I've been wanting to knit some more overly manly items. I never seem to have any on hand and I have way more male co-workers at this job. It would be a good dry run for the new pattern I want to try anyway. Alrighty, more knitting updates to come. We're supposed to be getting a pretty bad snow storm in the next day or so. The North Country is getting hammered right now, two feet overnight and its still coming. I find stormy dreary weather the perfect motivator for crafting. Until later. Happy Crafting!