All of the post around Blogland have a similar feel - it is finally feeling like fall, which means everyone finally feels like knitting. I mean, of course we've all been knitting, but now we can REALLY knit. You know as in knit, finish, wear type knitting. For instance, last night I knit, this morning I finished, and today...
Thaya wore it :) I used the Reversible Knit Halloweenie Beanie by Crazy Aunt Purl. The only orange yarn I had was Manos Del Urugay, so the pattern came out looking a little different than the example on her blog. Also, I obviously tweeked the pattern so that it would fit my munchin. Basically I cast on 50 stitches using size US 10 circular needles. I joined in the round and then knit 9 purl 1 my way around. After about 5 inches I started decreasing by p2tog where I would have otherwise purled. I did this until there were 3 stitches left and then I weaved the yarn through those stitches. I found three things out when i was done. 1) I should have knit for another inch or so before I decreased, but I didn't have an entire ball and I was afraid I was going to run out. 2) this would have been super cute as a roll brimmed hat, but I would have knit for... oh... like 3 more inches. Definitely didn't have enough yarn. 3) The hat isn't exactly "reversible" with this yarn. No big deal, I like it as it is :)
In other knitting news, I started making Thaya a kitty hat for Halloween. I'm really not happy with how it is turning out (it looks more helmet than hat), so I cast-on for the Hello Yarn Top-Down Bonnet. I think it will be more... petite. It may not really look cat-like, but that is ok too. If worse comes to worse, munchin will be wearing her pumpkin hat and orange.
And, in other news, Thaya has her first tooth :) It is so cute. Sharp, but cute. I'd put a picture up, but have you ever tried taking a picture of a tiny-bottom-front tooth on a drooling baby who loves to lick? Not.Easy. We're also going to try some pumpkin with her tonight. I'm looking forward to making it for her, I'm pretty certain she is going to love it. If it is orange and buttery, she loves it!
By the way, Friday I'm going to see The Harlot. HURRAY! I have a sweater that I'm going to try to finish in time. You go to events like that and you have to 1) be knitting something and/or wear something you knit. It's a pride thing. I mean, after all, you never know who you may run into.