Finished another hat tonight. It’s an all black bobble stitch slouch hat. I wasn’t thrilled with how It turned out but it’s doable. I don’t have a picture of that one yet. It’s a pretty easy pattern (Urban Jungle Crocheted Slouchy Beanie) but I used the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn I had bunches of and that yarn is too stiff. If I don’t manually slouch it down, it would stand up like a stove pipe. I would like to do this one in a nice soft drapey yarn though.
Along with the black version of the urban jungle beanie, I now have a very nice collection to send to Mom. I also contacted my local Project Linus chapter and will start creating the baby blankets for pickup. That’s a pretty nice charity, delivering blankets to sick kids in the hospital.
The hats and blankets allow me to practice my stitches, and do something that works up quick while I work on learning how to do socks. Yes, I’m still determined to learn how to knit socks. I picked up a book today called Knitting Circles Around Socks by Antje Gillingham. Instead of double pointed needles or circular needles, knitting one sock at a time, you use two circular needles together and knit both socks at the same time. Makes sense to me and has a picture of the evil gusset part. Perhaps I shall get past the gusset and actually get to the instep of a sock before swearing loudly.