It's been a while since my last update and a LOT has happened: I am now a California resident (if you consider sleeping on your parents' couch residency), I said goodbye to all my friends (not to mention my income), and on a happier note I attended my first solo knitting show. I have enough to say on each of these subjects to last a lifetime, but for now I'll just say I miss the WLKA girls terribly. I also miss cool weather, NYC and having a bed. And having money. Okay, I think that's enough about that for now.
Oh Snapdragon, you silly little tam. I mentioned in my last post (I know, It's been FOREVER) that I had started the Snapdragon Tam, but alas that tam was frogged long ago (Sanguine Gryphon QED + size 6 needles + cables = something that stands up straight and barely resembles a hat). Needless to say, I decided to go with the recommended Tosh DK in Copper Penny for round 2. I think the result is a little too much color variation for the already busy stitch pattern, but oh well.
Even with the recommended yarn my pre-blocked hat stood up pretty straight.
I thought this picture showing how uneven the decreases are is pretty funny.
But after blocking it looks remarkably like a tam! I'll try to get some pictures of it actually on my head (you know, when it gets cool enough here to comfortably wear it).
Lastly, I wanted to mention that VKLive classes are kind of awesome and Julie of cocoknits is a wonderful teacher! I propose a cocoknit-along to break up all Whimsical Little Knits (I know, I know, you guys are working on Rhinebeck sweaters, but let's add this to our collective queue). Also, here are some pictures of Anna Hrachovic (Mochimochiland)'s world of mochimochi.
Oh and I almost forgot: Kendra is famous! This is a picture of the Table of Contents in the VKLive book!
And seriously my last little pictorial update: A finished Nathaniel (Hawthorne) and Sonic the Hedgehog.