*Joining Ginny and Nicole
I suppose one could argue that I’m spoiling the surprise by posting my hat during the blocking process but I have yet to add the pom pom so technically I’m not showing you the finished item, per say. Just 99% of the finished item. I posed this question on Instagram yesterday but I didn’t receive an answer: are you supposed to add the pom pom before or after blocking? I’m a pom pom novice I’m afraid.
I decided to block it on a towel at home instead of driving to my parents’ house and using my mother’s blocking board. I have to say, a blocking board is way easier than a towel, even for a simple hat. But it was raining sideways that afternoon and I didn’t feel like getting in my car and driving. Plus, I’ve been experiencing a lovely case of sciatica on my right side and I spent eights hours laying on my couch with a heating pad. Ouch. This is a first for me. I’ve heard of pregnant women experiencing sciatica but having never had it myself, I had no idea how painful it could be! I am truly looking forward to this pregnancy being over. Just 11 more weeks to go!
*Joining Ginny and Nicole.
(Random piece of information: As I type, there is a fly in my office that is buzzing around my head and it is driving me insane. I just tried to whack it with an old knitting magazine and I almost fell out of my chair because my balance is horrible. Now I’m just giving it the death stare. I’ll get you, you little fly. You’ll see.)
Finally, photos of my Wellington Worksock Shawl! This is my second test knit that I did for the designer, Sam Lamb, and as usual, she did not disappoint. The shawl is a fast knit (even faster if you don’t have two small children, I would imagine), and it’s a perfect project to have on hand for binging on Netflix or knitting on the go while you wait at the doctor’s office, visit friends, etc.. I used Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Heather. It is the same yarn I used for her Hillier Hearts Cap and I am becoming a big fan of this yarn. It really is a workhorse of a yarn: soft, warm and durable. Perfect for knits that are frequently worn around the homestead during the colder months.
Speaking of the Hillier Hearts Cap, I had my friend Kimber model the hat after she finished modeling the shawl. She is one of the moms in my preschool coop and she is five months pregnant with her fifth child! They are expecting a little girl in June, something that is much deserved after having four little rambunctious boys back to back.
I encourage everyone to check out these designs on Ravelry. You won’t be disappointed. They are so much fun!
*Joining Ginny and Nicole.
My shawl still isn’t dry so I wasn’t able to post photos today! I promise you will see it soon. I am so happy with it.
Plugging away on My Cup of Tea socks (These. Are. Taking. Forever.) My goal is to finish at least one this weekend. I am trying really hard not to start a new project before then…operative word is “trying.”
Also, thank you to those who notified me via Instagram that my comment section of my last post wasn’t working. I did a few tests and it seems to be working just fine now but if for some reason you are still having difficulties, let me know via Instagram, Facebook or shoot me an email and I will notify WordPress. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. It’s amazing how quickly technology will turn on you and stab you in the back, isn’t it?
I can’t wait to see what everyone is knitting this week! I love Yarn Along Wednesdays!