I’ve been knitting so much lately. I was working steadily on Danny’s Screaming Monkey Socks, but then Sock Wars started and I had to drop them to knit as quickly as possible. Of course, I ended up with a super-fast assassin who knocked me out before I finished my second sock. My death was untimely, but I got some lovely socks out of the deal.
I put the socks aside, again, because Joshua’s school was having a “crazy hat day” and I wanted to give him something special for it. I knit up a Fish Hat for him that he loves!
I used Vanna’s Choice yarn for it and I was very happy with how it turned out. He got a lot of compliments on it at school and was so proud to tell people that his Mommy knit it!
And now the Olympics are almost here! I’ve signed up through the Yarn Harlot to join her in the Knitting Olympics for the first time. I also signed up for the Ravelympics. I’m going to be knitting Pomatomus for myself out of some STR Mediumweight I bought at Stitches and I’m going to use my leftover Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash (from my Margot sweater) to knit a Wurm hat. I’m also planning to finish a sad pair of socks I started over three years ago for my sister. They’re going to be for Joshua now because they fit him and not her!
Big plans and so much anticipation! Last night I finally finished Danny’s Screaming Monkey Socks because otherwise they’d have to wait until after the Olympics. He loves them so much – the colors, the ribbing, the pooling! He’s crazy, but I’m so happy. There’s nothing better than a man who appreciates hand knits!