Monday, November 2, 2015

Just back to normal

30 day writing challenge? Screw that. It wasn't near as much fun as I thought. I'll just go back to normal here: Knitting and birds...with a bit of class thrown in.

So I'm finished 98% wise on a request from friends of mine to make booties and a hat for their upcoming
baby.   I chose the baby UGGS and a pumpkin hat. The hat just got dyed orange so it's not available for photos.

The Uggs turned out decently but the pattern needs tweaking if I ever do it again. These are going to be too big for a newborn. It was worth a shot, though.

I got in a pissy mood the other day and it got so bad that I couldn't even stand myself, so I took time off the internet and started knitting something  It's the start of a pattern called a heelhead scarf with a bit of change to the pattern.

Link to the pattern: IT'S A FREE PATTERN! YAY!
Right now, It is about 2' long, but before I start increasing for the hood part, I will make it another foot, then start. The pattern itself came from a Cascade Yarns scarf pattern  it's called the "Eco Cabled Scarf"

The yarn is handspun wool fleece bought from Sheep and Wool this year. I think it's a Cormo Cross. Nice medium  crimp, good feel to it.

Oh sure, there are tons of projects on the needles here, I just don't want to see them right now.

On the poultry note: We butchered 29 chickens weekend before last and it was a long day. To make it all that more fun, the next day my BIL brought over a big doe and we butchered that as well. My new skinning knife works well in skinning a deer fast. It took me less than an hour.

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