Sick Day Knitting

I’ve been sick.  Really sick.  And it’s no fun at all.  Except the part when I get to lay around in bed with all the animals, and knit the day away while listening to audio-books and sipping on heavily honeyed tea.  That part isn’t actually so bad!  Over in the Colorsong Yarn group on Rav, we’re hosting a BFL-A-Long; everyone is working with a BFL yarn and a pattern of their choice.  I chose to knit Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura.

non-felted_slippers

I like the final outcome, but I’m not at all pleased with the construction method.  The slippers are knit flat and seamed along the bottom of the foot and up the back of the ankle.  This seems very strange wrong to me.  I will definitely knit them again, but I will start with Judy’s magic cast-on along the bottom of the foot, and then continue to knit in the round.  It just makes more sense to me, and no seams!

staghorn_hat

After finishing the slippers, I still have a month more left in the BFL-A-Long, so I cast on for a hat featuring a staghorn cable.  I found the cable when perusing a Barbara G. Walker stitch dictionary, and it grabbed me.  I had to knit it.  Then, I was looking through a trunk of yarn and found this BFL Aran in the Colorsong Yarn Fashion Color Exclusive Regatta, which is very similar to Tourmaline, though this photo doesn’t accurately reflect the color.  The two were a perfect pair, and voila, a fantastic hat!

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