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Bright Belugah Slouchy Hat – First Progress Report

I finished my sister-in-law’s Christmas hat yesterday, and I love it so much that I chose to make one for myself. I’m making a few mods this time, namely using size 7 needles instead of size 6 for the brim, and I’m contemplating knitting mine an inch shorter. I’m not totally sold on shortening the length, though.

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I love, love, LOVE this Malabrigo Rios yarn. It is absolutely delightful. So soft, so squishy, so perfect! This hat is being knit in the “Sunset” colorway. I’ve recently developed a taste for bright colors. 🙂

I do have a complaint, though. I’ve encountered one actual knot and FOUR sections of completely unspun yarn that warranted cutting. And as you can see, I’m not very far into the hank. There were even more thick, unspun sections, but I knit them into the hat. The same problem was present in the hank I used for my sister-in-law’s hat, although it was much less severe. I will now be thinking twice before I purchase this yarn again. I have one more hank waiting to become a hat, and I hope it restores my faith in Rios.

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Slouchy Belugah Hat – First Progress Report

Christmas knitting is well underway! Today I started knitting a hat for my sister-in-law. I chose Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway, which is a mix of blue, green, yellow, purple, and brown. I’m not a huge fan of variegated yarn, but this colorway piqued my interest, and I was told the recipient likes multicolored stuff.

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The yarn is super soft, and it’s superwash, which is fantastic! I feel bad giving non-knitters things with special laundering instructions. I don’t like saddling unsuspecting people with an object that requires too much work to keep clean. Knitters, however, are fair game. 🙂

A bit of pooling has appeared on the brim, which I loath. I hate pooling. That’s part of the reason I dislike variegated yarns. I hope that the body of the hat breaks up the colors a bit more.


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Intuitive – Take Two: Complete!

I finished my second Intuitive hat today.  My Ravelry project page can be found here.

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I used Cascade 220 wool in an orangey brown color and size 5 & 8 needles.  I modified the pattern slightly by casting on 100 stitches since I used worsted weight yarn.

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Right now the hat is blocking on my kitchen table.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to post some action shots.

A couple of days ago Uncle Robert came to visit Eva.  She spent about an hour bouncing and laughing at him.  (She loves to play with Uncle Robert’s beard.)  Then she took her obligatory nap.

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Eva has started to discover her hands and feet. 

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She still doesn’t have very much control, but she has become pretty grabby.  (Nobody’s hair is safe nowadays.)  She’s more active in her gym, and we love watching her grab her toys and “taste test” them.  Before I know it, she’ll be taste testing food!


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Intuitive – Take Two (First Progress Report)

I decided to knit another Intuitive hat instead of taking on a more demanding project.  I wasn’t about to start a complicated cabled sweater in the middle of the week with no one to tend to Eva.  (I don’t like to put down cables mid-knitting.  I’ll save something like that for the weekend.)  I’ve knit this hat before, so I know it moves quickly.  I started it last night, and I’m already on the third lace repeat.

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(This isn’t true to progress.)

I’m using Cascade 220 in a fall orangey color.  I don’t know the colorway because Darby decided to eat the wrapper and drape the yarn all over herself back when we lived in the apartment.  She did that with a lot of my yarn.  Tsk.

The first time I knit this pattern,  I made some modifications.  I will be using those same mods this time, too.  I can’t wait to wear this!

Yesterday Grandpop and Uncle Robert came over to visit Eva.  After spending the better part of an hour crying, she decided to calm down and watch Uncle Robert play with her toys.  Then she took a nap on Grandpop.

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Uncle Robert brought over some new games and movies for Daddy, so Eva took some time out of her busy schedule to help Daddy fight the forces of evil.

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Aren’t they so cute when they’re engrossed?