(You) “One, two, eyes on you.”
We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you monogamous, marathon knitting.
In 22 days, our school celebrates Teacher/Staff Appreciation. That means PTA hosts a cooked and served luncheon for the educators and personnel. Part of this event is a raffle. PTA is currently soliciting for donations from businesses in the city. A person picks a slip of paper from a hat. On that paper is a name (hers/his or another’s). If that individual is currently present at the table, she/he can either pick a slip of paper from a box or have a co-worker do it. This new paper will have the name of a prize on it.
Last year I donated two, handknit beanies to the raffle on request of the treasurer. So this year, I had intended to knit four because they were a hit – (o^^o) yay! – but I forgot about that goal and am now clackin’ the needles in overdrive.
Meet “Ooh, look! Squirrel with dragonfruit!”:
The taupe is Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Squirrel Heather. The bottom is Cascade 220 Superwash in Berry Pink.
Allison of Field Wonderful had commented on 2-Toned La Push on Rav, giving me the idea to make two-toned beanies for Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day. Thank you, Allison!
I’m not sure I’ll be able to whip out four beanies, but I know at least two minimum, even maybe three. So this will be my focus until May 2nd. I’m putting all other fiber memes and their projects on hold.
Some of you have wondered about Knit Picks yarn. It’s definitely affordable. Like Trader Joe’s the middle man is cut out.
Swish Bulky: The feel is great and it hooked up well.
Brava Worsted:Soft and knits up well. It was used for those baby cardigans.
Chroma Worsted: Love this one. I crocheted my nephew’s eel with it. The variegation is awesome.
Comfy Worsted: I’ve hooked with this for my niece’s ripple. It isn’t bad; it’s a mix of cotton and acrylic.
Swish Worsted: It’s so soft! I like the way it feels in my hands while I’m knitting it for the first, teacher appreciation beanie.
Capra: This DK cashmere mix is yummy from the way it feels to how it had hooked up in the sil’s infinity.
Self-Striping Felici: I’ve only made a pair of cuff down socks in this once. The colorway (Tiki) I tried was fun but the dye job was okay. There were dark spots from the darker color on other places.
(Me) “See you later alligator.”
(You) “In a while crocodile.”