The other day I showed you the Slouchy Hat and wondered if it was slouchy enough. I blocked it by washing it in the sink with Head n Shoulders w/conditioner and then placed it over a plate to make the crown spread out flat. It looks much better now and is slightly slouchy, not hugely slouchy. Some young lady will love it.
I also knit up this Scrunchable Hat yesterday:
It's another free pattern off of Ravelry. I used the purple shade of Universal Yarns Chunky Wool, although I have to say, I didn't find it to be 'chunky'. I used size 7 needles and knit a 1x1 rib for 1" before switching to the pattern: Row 1 K2, P1, Row 2 K1, P2. I think some other knitters crabbed about the decrease instructions but my guess is they didn't follow them carefully enough to get a good result. Here's a close up of the stitch pattern:
I did some fulling at the stinkin' hot laundromat on Sunday, watching the World Cup Finals as everything swished around in the washing machine. I finished this hat:
I knit that one using Cascade Pastaza, a 50% wool/50% llama fiber that felted kind of nobby, in a good way. I think I'll embellish it with some leaves and a flower since it's a bit plain.
And finally for tonight, I also fulled the entrelac bag, now and forever known as Josephine, the bag of many colors:
and here's the reverse side (really, it IS different):
Here's a close up of the squares:
and the bottom:
See last Friday's post for the bag pictures before I fulled it. I think Josephine is one of my favorite felted bags -- I'm keeping her for my own use!
And lastly, I sure do wish I had taken my camera to work with me. Out in front of my building they're doing major road reconstruction. Just before the turn around light I saw a Lincoln MKS sitting in freshly poured cement. Yep, right in the middle of a fresh spot. He must have been impatient and didn't see exactly where to turn and bam! Landed right in the middle of wet cement. That car has to be totaled! I know I would never want to drive it after that.