Little Golden Notebook

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Last week’s goals, with progress noted:

  • Do my copy edit of the patterns and send them off to Becky.
  • Get the fancy camera out (and find a memory card for it) and take picture of the Gir hat & the secret project. It was actually Ky who took some better pictures of them. I also downloaded & cleaned up Brandon’s inspiration drawing for inclusion in the patterns.
  • Finish the back hem of The Green Wood. Started both fronts; got them both to the point past the short row section where I can knit them at the same time.
  • Clean up the spinning wheel & spin, even if it’s just for 15 minutes.
  • Finish the Luchadore Mask Balaclava for Ethan. I’m making hats for all 3 of my boys; Brandon asked for the Gir hat, Ethan asked for a Luchadore Mask, and Henry is still deciding. Henry also decided: there was a failed PS4 controller hat. I’ve asked him to come up with something else as a PS4 controller hat is a job for sewing & embroidery, not knitting.
Design fail: Henry asked for a PS4 controller hat & this is my interpretation. After thinking about it more, this is a job for sewing & fleece (not my forte), not knitting & wool. Let's see what I can get him to come up with now ...
Design fail: Henry asked for a PS4 controller hat & this is my not-so-great interpretation.


This week’s goals:

  • Clean up the spinning wheel & spin, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. For real this week.
  • Come up with some hat ideas to suggest to Henry, like making him a Jayne hat & more.
  • Continue with the fronts of The Green Wood.
  • Last week I also decided on some of the hats I’m making for my furry crowd, so this week I’d like to finalize them and get started on at least one.
      • Eevee (kitty): Shark fin hat because she’s like a furry piranha but I don’t think I’m up to making a piranha (what would that even look like?) so shark fin it is.
      • Jeff (kitty): Mohawk? Unicorn?
      • Lily (small dog): Bunny ears.
      • Moose (big dog): Mohawk? Unicorn? (Clearly I’d like to make a mohawk hat and a unicorn hat for two of them.)


6 responses to “The Week”

  1. Good luck! My plans are just to finish the last mermaid tail then I’m never making another one. 4 in 2 months is too much for me!

    1. One of my friends just finished one for her daughter and is so happy to be done with it – I can’t imagine making 4 in 2 months!!!

      1. It’s been a long slog!

  2. PaperPuff Avatar

    I am so looking forward to hats for pets! How will you manage to make them stay on the cats long enough to take a picture?

    1. That’s a very good question. If I suddenly stop posting, they probably took revenge on me.

      (In all seriousness: the patten I’m going to use has earholes and fastens under their jaw. I can only hope this combination will mean that they’ll actually stay on long enough for me to get a picture. The dogs are much dopier and probably won’t even realize there’s something on their head.)

      1. PaperPuff Avatar

        If it works it could be the incentive I need to improve my knitting skills pretty quick! dogs are generally more amenable to this sort of thing. I tried making a ‘halo’ once from glittery pipe-cleaners for one of the cats, but it was an epic fail.

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