Friday, September 30, 2011

Dungeons and (Snap)Dragons

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.


  1. Yay, a new post!!!

    I'm a little worried that my Tosh DK is also too variegated for Snapdragon, but I'm going to muddle through and see. Hopefully I'll have it ready to wear to Rhinebeck, but that depends on how fast I can knit up some sleeves and a collar for my sweater.

    Miss you too!

  2. I love the picture of the decreases! When I put mine on my head while knitting it, I could see how pointy and bizarre the decreases looked. Of course, blocking solved everything, even if it did take 4 (!!!) days to dry due to the humidity here.

    We miss you so much!