I didn’t get as much done in September as I’d planned to do. It was also another month without socks worked on, which saddens me. I love knitting socks but I just never found the time to work on them. I was able to knit up over 450g of yarn in a month, 463g to be exact.
I was able to complete 4 things, one being a WIP left from August and I also dyed some yarn. What I didn’t finish was Haruni or Snapdragon Tam. It’d be nice to be able to finish the tam before Tuesday so I can wear it as sort of my “lucky” hat for my French test. Mostly I just want a new hat.
Allison’s Hat/Scarf | Ravenclaw Mitts | Ravenclaw Beanie | Seaweed Cowl & Mitts
I think I’m going to start doing Shawl/Sock/Sweater progress on Saturdays. What that means is that whatever I’ve been working on during the weekend that is one of those three, I’ll get to talk about and show off progress! :D
Today is WIP Wednesday! In the world of HPKCHC, it is also time for the first Yule Ball event. My partner and I decided on making a pair of fingerless mitts. We almost did a cabled pair but because my partner swatches, she figured out they would take too long. So, we decided on the lace pair, which were to be my Ravenclaw mitts. These need to be done by tomorrow night.
Unfortunately for me, they don’t fit and I don’t have time to redo them. Or want to. I’m disappointed in them now. There’s plenty of yarn for me to make another pair with more of the same yarn later. That might even be my project I take on the plane unless I decide on something with bigger needles. Bigger needles = not as pointy/sharp.
Friday’s post will be different this time. At the end of the month, I will post an entry about everything I’ve knitted and finished/not finished. It just happens to fall on Friday this time.
Today was the day that I was to meet up with Jen and Daisy – better known as Fricky. We had plans for an 11:30am lunch. As always, it took a bit to get mom out of the house so we got to the Barnes & Noble probably about 11:45am or so. But it was okay. Mom left to go to Richmond to do some shopping and the girls and I headed over to Panera. I got a sandwich made of ham and swiss on rye bread with some chips and a caramel latte. It was very yummy, but would have been better heated up. I don’t eat at Panera often so I didn’t know if they would/think to ask. While we had lunch, Fricky gave Jen the present she got for TriBaby. The first thing was two adorable pirate bath duckies. She also gave TriBaby a little onzie and a cute hat she made. I had decided two days earlier that I was not going to stress myself out and try and hurry up to do a pair of booties. I’ll be in Richmond Halloween-ish so if I can get them done by then, maybe I can see Jen to give them to her.
After lunch we headed over to the downtown mall to hit the yarn store. Unfortunately, it was closed. Of all the Sundays to pick to be close. It really sucked because Fricky had called this week and the woman she got, probably a part-timer, had said that yes, they would be open. Oh well. We admired the yarn from the windows for a few minutes before heading on over to a quilting store since Fricky does quilting. After being in there for awhile and looking at all of the shinies, we went to the bead store. I almost bought some beads but decided against it because I don’t really have any planned projects for beads that I don’t already have. When I buy beads, it’s when there is a project in mind. Most of the time.
After the bead store, we headed back over to Barnes & Noble and sat down to knit for a bit. Well, Jen and I did. Fricky didn’t have anything that was an easy knit. Haruni wasn’t the best choice, because it was at a chart change and I had to be careful to make sure I did it right. Eventually they left. I had the smarts to call my brother right after, since mom was still there. So I quickly called Jen and asked if she could take me back to Richmond with her instead of me sit on my ass for an hour. She said yes so I got even more Jen time. ♥ We talked about HPKCHC and how it’s pretty much impossible to do everything there is to do now. HPKCHC was a main theme of our conversation the entire day.
I only ended up buying lunch, a smoothie, and a snack for me and mom on our way out of town but she said she’d pay me back. It was a wonderful day~!
It’s FO Friday again! This week I finished a beanie – my Ravenclaw beanie that will be part of a four piece set. In December, I have plans to go to Florida and visit the world of Harry Potter. I would like to go all decked out in Ravenclaw attire. I started with the beanie because it was one of the easiest things.
The patter was similar to the simple beanie I’ve been doing lately for everyone. Instead, this time, I did 1×1 instead of my normal 2×2 rib. It about 8 rows of a color before switching. I’m really happy with how it came out.
It’s WIP Wednesday! I’ve been working on Haruni more, trying to get my 12 repeats of chart A finished. I’m at the end of 9 repeats. Almost there! I’ve made a bunch of progress on Haruni since my last WIP Wednesday post with it. Was that only last week?
I’m hoping to finish Haruni before next Friday, so it can be my FO Friday. So we’ll see. My cousin’s wedding is this weekend so I’ll be busy with that. Right now, with what’s actively on my needles, I only have 4 WIPs!! It’s exciting.
For Christmas last year and this year, I’ve made my niece a hat and scarf set. Last year it was a knitted purple set. This year it is a crocheted pink set. The yarn was sent to me by Alice, one of my friends that lives in the UK. Instead of using a smaller hook because the yarn was not worsted, I doubled the yarn.
Most of the time I am not someone who likes wearing pink. So doubling it was a good idea because of 200g, the hat and scarf used up 175g. The hat was the UK yarn doubled with another pink acrylic yarn I had.
The hat was the Divine hat by Sarah Arnold and the same pattern as my very first crochet hat. If asked, I would probably recommend it to any beginner.
WIP Wednesday! Today’s WIP is Haruni by Emily Ross. This will make my second Haruni. The original Haruni was made for my cousin and can be seen here. I knew as soon as I’d finished it that I would need to make one for me soon, but in a different color. My friend Jackie had always said Haruni was one of those shawls that you would want in every color of the rainbow.
I’m starting out with green. My cousin’s was a purple tonal (and I’ll use the same yarn and make one identical for me later. She won’t care.) and mine is a deep green tonal. A couple of my friends and I all have the same yarn so we’re knitting Haruni as a KAL (knit-along).
The first chart calls for 12 stems and can easily be left at 10. I’m doing the full 12 because it is my shawl and I’m not in a hurry to get it done for someone else. The first chart is super simple so there’s a chance I can finish it either over the weekend or early next week. At least, that’s what I’m hoping.