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Kittyville Hat

Posted on 2007.06.25 at 21:11
Current Mood: things to do
Current Music: "This Scene is Dead" by We Are Scientists
Yesterday I cast on the Kittyville Hat from the 1st Stitch 'n' Bitch book so that I could have an alternate quick project to complement the sweater. Knitting polygamy can sometimes be very helpful. The hat is knitted on size 7 needles, which is weird for me. I don't think I've knitted on anything bigger than a 5 since I don't even know when. I think the Clapotis I made last summer may have been on sixes. It's fantastic. I'm already more than an inch and a half through after only a couple hours of knitting. And that's in seed stitch, no less, which takes forever, what with switching between knit and purl on every stitch. Anyway, I haven't decided whether I'm going to put the ears on it or not. It seems pointless to make the Kittyville hat w/o the cat ears, but people have been mistaking my age for much younger than it actually is, and wearing a cat hat certainly won't help my mature image. (at a wedding I attended recently, the people who didn't know me thought I was sixteen. Ugh! Oh, and last year a flight attendant asked me if I was old enough to be sitting in an emergency exit seat. You have to be 14 to sit there. Really, I don't think I look that young, but okay.) Ah, but who am I kidding? I firmly believe in the importance of fun headgear and should not shrink from wearing a hat with cat ears on it!

The sweater is coming along, slowly but surely. I still haven't taken any pictures of it, despite the fact that I have a digital camera and it takes almost no time to get such things online. I have such a laziness about taking pictures of my knitting though. Someday soon, with any luck.

There are a couple pair of socks that I am desperate to knit, but don't have yarn or time for. They are Clessidra and bmp, both from Knitty. Clessidra would no doubt take forever, what with all the intricate cabling, not to mention I've never learned to read cable charts. They seem like such a great challenge. Bmp just looks fun. Plus, video game socks, come on! I will just have to put them on the 'to knit' list and hope I get around to them sometime, but probably not until after I plow through this sweater.


twingomatic at 2007-06-26 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
Ok, seriously, you NEED to make those Space Invaders socks... like RIGHT NOW. They are just too cute! And then you have to wear them with black and red Chucks, and be totally scene, like in the picture! :]
twingomatic at 2007-06-26 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, also, I just took a look at your knitting livejournal's actual page (as opposed to reading your entries through my own friends page), and I must say that it is quite lovely and well-organized. How do you do it??
madame_defarge at 2007-06-26 12:19 (UTC) (Link)
I love the Space Invaders socks, but I'd have to buy yarn for them and I really shouldn't be buying new yarn until I complete several projects. I'm running out of space in the container that holds my yarn stash.

The organization of my livejournal has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the journal style. It organizes itself!

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