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Thanks for everything Dads! What would we do without you?

My Awesome Dad got this:

No, he doesn’t have really long hair. That’s me. Maybe this summer I can get a picture of him in his hat. I knit it using this pattern I found on Ravelry. The decreases make this cool swirl on the top of the hat:

Ehhhh. I didn’t bother getting out my tripod and had a hard time photographing the top of my head. Oh, well, you can kind of see what I’m talking about. It’s like a pin wheel shape on top.

I was waiting for the circular needles I ordered to arrive (I made my first foray into the world of nice needles and bought a pair of Addi Turbos), but I got impatient and knit it on some double pointed needles I already had. They’re metal and I had lots of problems with stitches sliding off. On the upside I was forced to figure out how to pick up dropped stitches. Eventually I got frustrated and came up with this cork based system:

It worked but, man, if I ever make anything on double pointed needles again, they’ll have to be wooden. I do want to make some leg warmers that are knit on dpns, though I think there is an Addi Lace tiny tiny circular needle, maybe even as small as 8 inches. I might have to look into that.

 

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Things have been pretty crafty around here. In addition to the sewing, I’ve also been learning or relearning to knit. My knitting history consists of my Mom casting on for me, me knitting a goofy scarf, my Mom casting off for me. Times two. In my new I-can-do-it-all-by-myself phase of knitting, I made this simple cowl. By all by myself, I mean with the help of my YouTube teacher Elsteffo.

It’s knit from a bamboo wool blend. I got it at Joann’s.

Also, it’s handy if you feel like you suddenly need to hide. You’ll be the person inside the big red tube. Very inconspicuous. Nobody will see you.