Today I got to celebrate the sudden arrival of fall by sprinting across a store parking lot with Little Lord Voldemort in the driving sleet. I was there to buy socks, because it turns out that humans require foot coverings in winter.
BUT. I'd just finished this baby 15 minutes earlier, so at least the top part of him was prepared for the elements:
Pretty much the cutest thing I've ever seen. The hat isn't bad either.
This should have been a quick project, but the yarn I had was bulky rather than worsted weight, so I had to rewrite the entire pattern so as not to wind up with a candy corn hat so huge that I would have to pass it off as an ironic birthday present for GH. Or a giant. This is what you parents and teachers and responsible citizens can tell kids when they whine about math not being useful. When they grow up and want to be really cool and take up knitting, boom. There's your math right there.
Even though I followed the pattern's measurements, it's a bit small. So I may give this one away and make a bigger one for Charlie Brown here.
In other knitting news, I finally cracked down and finished a project my mom commissioned from me about a year ago. She wanted something similar to a shrug she found at Nordstrom but didn't want to pay $148 for it. She's cheap like that.
|Eileen Fisher Mohair Infinity Wrap|
Instead she bought some really nice yarn, gave it to me, and then I had a baby and my brain melted. With her being in town for the last little while, I renewed my motivation (read: felt really really guilty). I couldn't find an exact pattern so based it off of Stefanie Japel's Paris Loop, and here's the finished result:
And because the lady at the yarn store sold her more yarn than she would actually need, I have a bit left over and am thinking about something to keep little Spitfire warm in Kansas. Right now I'm eyeing this:
|Frosted Glow by Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits|