Two Knitting Projects Completed

23 Oct

Since I felt so behind, I ended up finishing two projects today. First, I finished the Jayne hat for Jose. I did the last earflap, weaved in the last of the loose ends, tried it on, and it looks pretty awesome if I do so say so myself. It’s his gift for his birthday and I’m glad I got it done in time.

 

The MST3K hat (Mystery Science Theater 3,000 for those wondering) was truly… weird and interesting. I have never done any type of colorblocking using a pattern before, and I’m about 95% sure I did it wrong- the wrong side (inside of the hat) is a HOT MESS. The pattern turned out pretty awesome, but I definitely should have made it lower on the hat or the top of the hat higher because it bunches up a little when you put it on. Even so, I’m pretty sure the person I made it for will enjoy it. (Right DLDzioba?) The colors actually look pretty great with the hat- even though orange and purple might seem odd to some.

Other than that today was spent kind of loafing around. I did have a writer’s group meeting at 10Am at the local library. I showed them one of my more recent poems and got some feedback on my plotting thus far for NaNoWriMo. The basic consensus is that everyone cannot wait to read it- which makes me groan a little. I generally don’t allow people to read my writing, especially fiction. I know that I’m not great at writing fiction and I don’t want people to edit/nitpick in the process and discourage me. But having some encouragement along the way would be very helpful- so I’m going to share it with my friends on Google Docs throughout November.

All in all I am satisfied with today’s level of productivity- which does not happen often for me!

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6 Responses to “Two Knitting Projects Completed”

  1. beccabutcher October 23, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    Yay for progress! Yay for sharing! The hats look great! I can’t wait for NaNo now!

    Happy Writing & Happy Knitting!

    • Bethea October 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      Can’t wait to be doing NaNo with you girls!

  2. evilnymphstuff October 23, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Omg these hats are so cute 😀

  3. dldzioba October 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    William is going to love it. FedEx colors look great.

    • Bethea October 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      I’m thrilled. But you know that I have to put earflaps & a puffball on top.

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