Last week, I wrote how I had a major case of start-itis – symptoms of which include being unable to stop casting on new projects, despite how many WIPs a person has on the go. This start-itis isn’t showing signs of being cured, having started three new projects last week. Seriously, I can’t stop finding new patterns and going through my stash to see what I can use.
The good thing about so many projects on the go is that I was able to finish three objects last week. The first were these Cableship socks. I started them in October as a knit-a-long by KnitPurl Hunter. The first sock was finished early November, but this second one was put into hibernation until after Christmas knitting was complete. In the week after Christmas, I struggled my way through Judy’s Magic Cast-on and a few weeks later, I was able to wear the newly finished pair of socks.
Also finished was a slouchy hat for my dad. Fun story -the wool is 100% Peruvian Alpaca, and we ventured to a local Alpaca farm to by the yarn. My goodness, alpacas must be some of the freaking cutest animals around. When we arrived at the farm, we were greeted by a herd (is that right, herd?) of Border Collies who were obviously working dogs, and we also got a peak at their pigs. They had to be the fattest pigs I’ve ever seen in my life. So that’s the story of they yarn for this hat. Dad received it yesterday. It fits and he’s happy.
Finally, on Friday, I bought yarn and cast on a Pussyhat. Have you heard of this? If not, I HIGHLY recommend heading over to their website and reading more about this movement. In a nutshell, there will be a women’s march on Washington on January 21, and marchers are encouraged to wear these knit hats, the name taken as both a play on on the word pussycat and as reference to how the US President-Elect brags about sexually assaulting women. As stated on their Ravelry page:
The PussyHat Project aims to:
- Provide the people of the Women’s March on Washington D.C. a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard.
- Provide people who cannot physically be on the National Mall a way to represent them- selves and support women’s rights.
A Facebook friend of my sister’s asked for a hat to be made, and I happily obliged. It knit up VERY quickly; I cast on Friday evening and by Sunday I had it finished and ready for my sister to give to the recipient.
Please visit their website and read more about this initiative.