A beginner's trials and errors in the complex world of yarn and pointy sticks
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.
As a last ditch attempt to quit smoking, I took up knitting. I have worked very hard to remain smoke free and have made hats for everyone I know. It's been back and forth and up and down. But I keep knitting.
I am a knitter who is still learning. I am married, 30 years, very involved in family and friends and my animals, which number only 3 now, two dogs, a cat. My cat is inherited, but no less loved for that, and my dogs are spoiled and demanding. They are pretty much the reason I get up in the morning and hold a job. In addition to knitting, I sew, design costumes, read history, watch lots of TV and enjoy target practice with my Ruger 380 and Glock 22c.