Friday, November 14, 2014


Well I finished the hood last night.
The wings were so crunched up- as is typical with cabling, so I ironed it to block it...which had mixed success.
Man you can really see the difference in the color- since the blocking darkened the wings a bit.
I made the hood part ruffled and tasseled. Which is just what an older woman needs to be seen in public in. And it shows every single bit of lint and dog hair like it had a microscope on it. FABULOUS. But guess what??? I will wear that bitch with happiness, and hopefully warmth. I can throw it on over my work clothes and go. I still love it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shout Out

My following has doubled on this blog! Yay-uh! Tabby, you'll be disappointed, but I give you kudos for trying. LOVE YA LOTS!!! I'm slogging away at the red hood. It's an unbearable task at this point. I am on the last section and the part I've finished has done that thing that cables do--squished up and become small and pitiful....I think, yeah, I can just block it when I'm done...but every time I have attempted to block a synthetic fiber it's been a disaster..or if not a disaster, it has at least completely changed the project. And not a little. I'm going to take a picture of it but I'm wearing the damn thing anyway. I made it for the cold and the cold is here.

Friday, November 7, 2014


SO I started knitting the little red riding hood and used an entire skein just on the hood. Couldn't find another skein when I checked WalMart and thought...well, there's some red that's pretty I checked back and found a single skein of the Berry Red (or Red Berry. Not sure which.) So I knit the back of the hood....then I've got this long thing and I'm thinking, I will need at LEAST two or more skeins of this stuff...can't find it. So I choose the CLOSE color. And I bought two large skeins in case I need it. And in some lights, you can hardly tell the difference. The original is a little tiny bit lighter, with more yellow, and a little shine. The new color is duller, darker and redder. And in other lights it just doesn't even look like the colors are in the same family. CRAP! Lesson learned. Buy a lot if you plan on making something big. But I didn't plan on making something big. It just went that way. I also went back to one of those fancy schmancy scarves in black I made a long time ago, unraveled and then rolled into a ball. I fished it out and started it about 8 times, each time less satisfied with the ruffliness. That's floating around in my bag because the Red Hood is no longer portable. I don't know what's going to happen next. Maybe a hat.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Life in the Hood

Ha! I found one skein of red berry yarn. SHIT. I figure, there are other Wal Marts. I'm just going to keep knitting. I went on cabling the body of the...whatever it is. I really think it's going to be a hooded wrap/ scarf type thing. I wanted something to grab and put over my work clothes when it's chilly. I think cables are so gorgeous. I love them, and this is going to be a lot of them. I'm enjoying it. I realize now I shouldn't have put the tassle on the hood yet, as a great deal of flipping back and forth is not doing it any good at all. But live and learn. Sometimes lately I've got the idea that I am invincible when it comes to is the best media to work in- if you make a mistake you can always start over, when you learn how to pick up stitches you can go's great! I love it so much. My hands are getting a little sore but as long as I don't do a lot of little tight fiddly things it's bearable.