Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday v.65

Okay, so I totally blew my exciting show and tell of the week on this post about my Sunday with Ysolda, which you should check out if you haven't seen it, because it was all kinds of fun.

In other news, I've had almost no time to knit in the last week, between meeting knitting celebrities and getting mugged for candy by the neighborhood children (And also every kid within a 30 mile radius. Sheesh.), and various other obligations.

I am, however, totally obsessed with knitting Peerie Flooers.  Look!
Isn't it so amazing?  I'm totally knitting this whole hat with one color of yarn in each hand, and people... it's working!  I know.  Trust me, I'm more amazed than you are.   Even the back side doesn't look half bad:
I just finished with the first repeat of flooers and am already a few rows into the next.  Then, it's just a whole lotta crown decreases between me and a wooly, warm, flowery head.  Yay!

I also knit a swatch for my Ysolda class.
The funny part?  We were all sitting around before the class started sharing how we'd all been up at the crack of dawn swatching so we'd be ready with our on-the-needles swatches, when Ysolda rather sheepishly mentioned that we didn't really need any swatches at all, and there had been a tiny miscommunication between her assistant and the shop.  She went on to assure us that swatching was really, super important for any sweater project and now we were all way ahead of the game.  She's awesome.

Oh!  And on Saturday, Mr. Right and I competed in an Italian food throwdown (don't ask... it's a cooking competition with a bunch of friends that started last January with ribs and after a pass through Mexican food has now landed at Italian cuisine.)  This time, the competition was fierce.  People had been researching and experimenting and doing trial runs with their elaborate dishes for weeks.  We made the lasagna I always make for company.  And we won!  We totally beat everyone else.  What did we win, you ask?  This:
You're jealous, aren't you?  Wait til you see what it looks like in the dark:
Cool, no?  And creepy, too.  We were going to put it in the window last night for trick or treating but decided it might be a bit too scary.

Finally, if you're waiting for swap yarn from me... it's coming!  I hit a little snag last weekend wherein I spent about 5 hours untangling and bundling yarn that someone sent for the swap.  That meant there was not time for visiting the post office, but I'll get it all shipped out on Saturday, promise.

But now, I'm going to go check up on everyone's progress over at Tami's.  It's kind of my favorite thing to do on Wednesdays.


  1. OK, that hat is lookin amazing, I'm very jealous! And man oh man, that head thing is creepy!

  2. The hat is looking incredible, great job!

  3. That hat is so beautiful I want to make one, too (and I don't even wear hats). You're doing a terrific job on it!

    and congrats on taking home the skull!!

  4. Your hat is gorgeous! I wish I could knit with both hands.

  5. Oh wow..your hat is impressively awesome! I'm terrified of starting intarsia/fair isle works.

  6. I love the hat! And the skull thing. I need to find friends in the area so we can do a food throwdown.

  7. Love the hat... it's now in my favs. :-)

  8. Pretty knitting. I have yet to try that technique, but it's on my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  9. Very pretty! That looks so hard, I'll have to try it some day!

  10. I cant wait to see your finished Peerie Flooers, I absolutely adore it (and the mittens are also in my queue!)

  11. Your "peerie flooers" is gorgeous, particularly the right side! Nice work!

  12. Your Peerie Flooers is looking gorgeous. Those colors are amazing. I am totally impressed with your color work using both hands. Congratulations on winning the Italian food throw down. But man, is that skull creepy!

  13. Okay, I may be a bit weird for saying this (but keep in mind I did used to work at a Haunted House) but I LOVE that skull!

    The color work for the hat is beautiful.

  14. That is one awesome prize. Lasagna gets them every time ;)

    Your hat looks great! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  15. Your hat is looking amazing, I am so very impressed with your skills! Good job with the cooking too, pretty cool prize I think!

  16. wow...just catching up on all your projects. So fun. That hat is going to be beautiful!

  17. I love your stranded hat. Am totally jealous of your cooking prize. Wish there were cool people we around here that we could do a cook off with.