This past week I’ve finished my Rune shawl, worked on finishing my Thinking cap hat, bought a few shawl patterns, made a pandamonium hat, bought some more yarn to make another and bought some Alpaca yarn to make a cowl.  I’m anxiously awaiting the new Curious Handmade shawl #5, two more days!  I have yarn from my stash wound and waiting, it is from a sweater kit I bought eons ago, I think its quite out of style now, so the yarn is being re-purposed.

This is my Rune shawl, I added an additional row of gray to the last section.  I had purchased 2 skeins of each color, and I had almost a half skein of gray left.  After the picot binding, I had about five yards of teal and ten of the gray.  Yay for not having an extra half skein of yarn hanging around.


The Thinking Cap hat is a pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Tea , I’m making it with baby yak lace weight yarn with #1 needles.  Yes, it is taking forever, but I started the decreases for the crown last night, the end is in sight.  The resulting fabric is very soft and warm, my son in Boston will enjoy wearing it this winter.

I found a few free shawl patterns on Ravelry, which may or may not get done, but they looked like fast and simple projects.  I made a Pandamonium hat (thanks for the lead on that JudyL).  I found some bright acrylic yarn at Michaels for 99 cents a skein, I got eight and enough to make two hats.  The first hat came out a bit large, due to the yarn being a bit too thick.  My daughter likes it, as it is pink, and a bit “slouchy”.  I think I will make the next one with only 7 panda faces.  Churchmouse is also releasing 8 new patterns this week, and there is a pretty cowl I’d like to make, coincidentally Craftsy is having a clearance sale.  I bought three skeins of Alpaca for it, and I hope to make it up in time for my son’s girlfriend as a Christmas present.


Its supposed to be very hot here this weekend, so lots of indoors-time for knitting.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for this weeks Knitting report .