and left over latkes for supper.
I had a lovely and pleasant day. I spent some of it reading, some listening to an audiobook (Cast in Flight by Michele Sagara) and the rest of the time completing another 12 rows on the cross-stitch.
which leaves me with my fun calculations of 5148 stitches to go.
My last decision of the evening is this –
I’ve promised Bill a hat to protect his bald head. Rather than go wandering into the garage, I just hit the drawer in my studio and came up with four skeins of STR. The first is warm grays and browns, the second a rather hot set of reds. The third combines fall greens, oranges, and leaf browns and the last shades of chocolates and creams. All of them would make a good hat. I love this yarn; it is by far better for hats and scarves than socks due to the lack of nylon. I’m going to go with my standard Exeter Hat pattern which means ribbing all the way up. Radical color changes will get smoothed out.
You inspired me to make something to go with the latkes on night 2. Mostly veggies, a little cheating with some leftover ground chicken patties I had made with Thai green curry
Oooh nice yarn!
Isn’t it just? Its a lovely tight ply merino which gives it bounce and a good hand. It is sold as sock yarn but I’ve never had great success with it for socks. No nylon and a bit short on the yardage…
which one did you choose ? I would have taken the second from right 😀
It’s my favorite as well. But this is not for me. So we will see….
Your canvas is shaping up beautifully. Never did cross stitch but lots of needlepoint back in the day.
Have you ever done a hat with STR? Just wanted to mention that I have done a pair of mistake-ribbed gloves in STR Heavyweight and although beautiful, they stretch out terribly every time I wear them. To the point they fall off. Don’t know how that would work out in a hat.
Hope you are feeling well. Thinking of you.
and you are making my exact point for why I don’t like it as a sock yarn. So far, as long as it is knit on 2.00 to 2.25 mm needles in ribbing I haven’t had problems with the light weight for hats. We shall see….
Glad you are so busy ,I love the cross stich you are flying it .
The yarn is beautiful! Which skein did you choose?
Oh boy oh boy…This is fun…
I would like you to use what ever yarn you have the most of..I am not picky..Although like you said soft is good.?
Since I have kilos of various fingering weight yarn – the only question really is – any color you absolutely hate?
I like Klimt. We saw a special exhibition when we were in Vienna at the Belevedere Castle. Amazing.
amazing what lovely exhibits are around when you have the major cities of Europe practically in your front yard…
I love the hat color. The cross stitch is beautiful and very enticing, but I am resisting cross stitch in favor of crocheting some doilies. I already have the thread and the hooks. It’s barely worth considering it to be stash-busting, however. It’s hard to use enough crochet thread to make an impact.
.You are doing so much with the cross stich ,it is truly stunning.
I don’t know how you have so much done in a short space of time .
I have to say that I really like the warm colors you’ve chosen for Bill’s hat. Fall colors are a particular favorite of mine.
since I didn’t get anything useful for what color he really wanted, I figured that something that would go with a sheepskin jacket would be good!