While there has been much time this weekend devoted to my last dreadful project in my Cataloging class, there has also been knitting! Some of it even in public! In South Pasadena, no less! Sadly, the subjects doing the knitting are a bit camera-shy, so no documentary evidence of their public activities is available.
However, their finished objects love the camera. First up is the Russian Wool Hat:
Supporting it is an orange and blue Debbie Bliss Chunky Merino stashbuster:
And my personal favorite, in red Cascade Pastaza:
The red hat began life as the Devil Hat from the first Stitch ‘n’ Bitch book. But after playing around with it for a while, I decided I liked it as-is. unadulterated by devil horns or earflaps. I knitted it a bit longer than recommended, allowing for the option of turning up the seed stitch brim, or pulling it down over my ears. You know, for those cold Southern California winter days…
During the dwindling remaining hours of the weekend, there may be progress on Branching Out or Misty Garden. Or not, because of the Cataloging Project That Ate My Brain. There will, however, be dreaming of waking up on Christmas morning to this sight*:
(Um, yeah. That’ll happen.)
*Lifted from The Knitting Garden website. If the giant media conglomerate for which I work provides its staff with holiday bonuses this year, I am *so* buying that. The chances of this actually happening, however, are somewhere in the vicinity of impossible-to-none.